Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Nov 2009 19:48 UTC
Apple "Continued issues with the App Store approval process are prompting developers to shun the platform entirely. Though there are tens of thousands of other developers pumping out over 100000 iPhone apps, will continued migration away from iPhone development result in less quality software for the platform? Worse yet, will users even care?"
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by GiantTalkingCow on Mon 16th Nov 2009 20:33 UTC
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Will we see less quality software on the platform? That depends entirely on the sort of developers who end up leaving. As is, finding quality software is quite hard (that is, by browsing around, as opposed to finding something you might've heard mentioned somewhere else) given the sheer number of apps for the App Store, and the high percentage of shovelware.

As for users noticing, we'll see; I think that the biggest impact may well be on Android, which could see an influx of new devs to coincide with the slew of new phones running the OS coming out in coming months. I predict a minor impact in the short run, possibly a big one in the long run.

Edited 2009-11-16 20:34 UTC

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