Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Sep 2009 15:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the past few days, we've seen yet another rollercoaster ride in Apple's App Store. The fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator, which was rejected earlier this year, was admitted into the App Store yesterday, only to be removed this morning. This tug of war between Apple and its 3rd party developers is getting a bit old, so let's take a look at a company that treats its 3rd party developers right: Palm.
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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Tue 8th Sep 2009 23:22 UTC
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2009-02-11

I want to point out two things.

First of all, Apple is selling iPhones and apps for them like there is no tomorrow. The Pre on the other hand is selling much lower than Palm's expectations. I don't see any reason Apple should learn anything from Palm.

As for the C64 emulator it was rightfully pulled from the App Store. The SDK agreement states that apps cannot run arbitary code. You can argue about whether that clause should exist, but you can't accuse Apple for enforcing it.

The developer has now removed the BASIC interpreter and resubmited the app. If it was a simple mistake then I think that the app should be approved rather quickly. But if the developers tried to hide the interpreter they should have their asses handed to them since they clearly violated the agreement.

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