Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 18:44 UTC
Apple Apple is usually quite the secretive company, revealing little of itself or its practices. With the App Store under heavy criticism, the company felt it needed to break the silence, and as such, Apple's senior vice-president for worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller defended the company's App Store policies.
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by haus on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 19:01 UTC
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Makes a lot of sense actually.

I know it's frustrating for developers but as a user, its very reassuring that I'm not going to be getting anything that will hurt my phone or computer for that matter.

I think that those companies not employing such techniques will eventually experience some serious problems as a result.

I think the key here is to automate as much of this as possible and only incorporate a human to remove elements that are more subjective if that company wants to maintain a clean image, like removal of sexually explicit imagery for example.

Maybe Apple is already doing these things... I don't know. With the number of apps that being submitted I would imagine that some problems are inevitable and the more apps there are the greater ratio for problems. Developers will inevitably be vocal about it and talk to the media who will do their part in making these problems seem more apparent than they are.

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