CrudeByte, developers of JACK Audio Connection Kit for iOS, has announced that the app is currently broken on iOS 7 and they don’t expect to be able to fix it.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Apple introduced a new policy with iOS 7, which prohibits any Inter-Process Communication (IPC) among third party apps. That’s the actual reason why JACK currently crashes on iOS 7, because all IPC mechanisms are now blocked for all third party apps.
Without a way to communicate with other apps, we have no way to use or fix JACK for its purpose on iOS 7.
It is unlikely that JACK will ever work again on iOS 7 upwards.
While JACK offers some unique features, it arrived on iOS after AudioBus and has not achieved anywhere AudioBus’ level of adoption. And, with CrudeByte saying that they don’t expect to get JACK working on iOS 7, updated apps are unlikely to support it.
Let us know what you think of the state of JACK on iOS 7. Is it a loss for iOS musicians – or just a technological dead end?
via Someone who loves Jack, discchord