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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Churn rate
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 16th Nov 2009 20:50 UTC
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The real question is: does the rate/number of new developers exceed the rate/number of developers leaving the platform? In other words, what's the churn rate?

If Apple continues to take such an arrogant attitude towards iPhone developers, they'll eventually create a situation where existing developers (and users) leave faster than they're replaced by new developers.

There may be a sucker born every minute, but that doesn't make them an infinite resource. Don't believe me? Then I have three letters for you: AOL.

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