Tuesday April 12, 2011

iLuaBox - iOS IDE for Lua

iLuaBox is a Lua editor and interpreter to write code right on the iPhone or iPad. It’s the first IDE for a scripting language I know of that runs on iOS devices.

It’s been a long time since Apple relaxed section 3.3.1 of the App Store development contract. I’m glad to see a project like this get approved. I’ve played with it for a bit and it’s a fun way to learn Lua on the go, but don’t expect to write serious code with it. The form factor and interface for these iOS devices just doesn’t give you the productivity power of the terminal and vim.

Hmmmm. vim for iOS……