Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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Narrow minded
by Troels on Fri 31st Jul 2009 09:20 UTC
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As i read this, i find it very narrow minded. You don't want a truly open iPhone, you just want them to listen to the customers. That sounds good on the surface, but what you REALLY say is that you just want YOUR pet application included.

And those customers you want them to listen to, who are they? Please don't fool yourself into thinking that a few geek websites are "the customers".

Then there is the application you throw your support behind, an application made by a multi billion dollar company, who should be more than capable of fighting its own battles. But you don't want to fight for an open iPhone, so the smaller developers who don't stand a chance of fighting back, and who the public will never hear about, they are on their own.

Finally you pick a fight that is limited against one carrier in one market picking an application that is only useful in that one market, so if the fight wasn't niche enough already...

If the development community had stood together from the start and ignored the app store until the terms were better, then there would be no problem today, but no, they all wanted to make a quick profit, so they made tons of apps which helped make the phone a huge succes. Now some of them bitch, but the fight was forfeit, the phone is too profitable for Apple to have to listen, and now you want to put up a fight for a few scraps.

PS: I still am going to buy a 3G S eventually, so i'm no better.

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