This story about a type of app construction kit for ios is very interesting. A reasonable way to build apps from components would be very cool.
I keep seeing comments about the value of programming. Not “real” programming, but a way to allow more individuals a way to create software in some way. Some of these ideas seem an argument that tech literacy is now necessary – almost a reverse digital native notion. Push this perspective a bit more and you have a way to lure learners into programming.
The article, if accurate, still describes Apple as just playing around with this idea. Still, Apple could create software that would not be allowed from third party developers and a construction kit would be possible.