Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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RE[2]: Can we say..
by dharknes on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Can we say.."
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IANAL, but I do agree that this seems anti competitive.

Apple keeps 30% of what consumers pay for apps, now they make the developers jump through hoops if they choose to use any other ad sites except for iAd.

I love the fact that as a developer don't have to pay for hosting my app, managing the distribution channel, the payment processing, or any of the other stuff needed to sell into a mobile market. That is easily worth 30% to me.

Adding other ad networks isn't really any harder then using iAd. The hardest part is creating the account and getting all the payment information setup. This is where iAds wins, I don't have to setup and manage multiple accounts.

I do agree the aggregation of data should be opt in, but I don't think that what this is all about. If Apple were serious about protecting consumer info wouldn't they also remove Facebook and other apps? Also how do we know Apple isn't aggregating data on their own and blocking the competition.

Remove Facebook and other apps? First the privacy issues of Facebook are Facebooks problems not Apple's and those problems are still fairly subjective. Second Apple is protecting their market more then the consumer here. Don't get me wrong the consume is protected but more important, for Apple, is Google or other mobile company can't use Apple's devices to collect competitive information. Google can do the same thing when Apple release iAds for Android.

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