What happened to the iOS client?

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Message 78367 - Posted: 30 May 2017, 9:32:40 UTC

I've seen some discussions on building an iOS app, but the discussion seems to have stopped some years ago. Is this still in the works? Would love to install it on our test devices at work, since they just lay around idle until we need to test the apps we build on them, which is only a few hours a day. Could also run it when charging my iphone at night, and my idle iPad at home while i'm at work.
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Message 78368 - Posted: 30 May 2017, 10:40:21 UTC - in response to Message 78367.  
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Apple was the blocker, Apple is still the blocker... It does NOT allow a main app, the client, to launch sub-apps, the sciences and their task packages (the simplified version). Some have proposed alternate ways, but then you have to convince the projects to adapt to the alternate way and you need to find developers and stick with maintaining it... a Major hurdle to take.
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Message 78372 - Posted: 30 May 2017, 13:11:18 UTC

In other words, for BOINC to be able to be built for iOS, the installer requires the BOINC client and all project's iOS applications built in, a thing that's impossible to do. Not only would the installer grow to a massive size, but each time a project changes their applications, a new BOINC would need to be released.
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Message 78373 - Posted: 30 May 2017, 13:14:01 UTC

Thinking outloud....
Or for each project to have a combined BOINC?project application - however that would require multiple versions of BOINC, one for each project, which defeats the object of having BOINC as a multi-project framework.
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Message 78375 - Posted: 30 May 2017, 13:21:16 UTC - in response to Message 78373.  

It would probably be possible to do through an account manager, such as GridRepublic. Choose the projects you want to run, and download the client plus applications. But this won't work from the Apple Store.
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