Wish him the best of luck...
"Effectively, what we're doing is machine-generating Objective C and then compiling just as the developer would do if they had originally written in the language"
"And he's confident Apple's ban on translated code won't affect his kit. "
Cross compiling is not a bad thing, in fact chances are apple would be none the wiser if developers did it secretly. It liberates developers to choose the best tools for the job. But lets be real, what he's doing is cross compiling, by definition, which allows developers to develop portable applications. That is what apple intended to to ban.