Linked by snydeq on Fri 9th Jul 2010 17:33 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister discusses 10 ways locked-down app store delivery models limit choice for developers -- and ultimately hurts users. The model, best known in the form of Apple's notoriously finicky iPhone App Store, has established an entirely new relationship between software vendors and consumers, one some are calling 'curated computing,' a mode in which choice is constrained to deliver more relevant, less complex experiences. This model, deemed essential to the success of tablets, provides questionable value to developers, undermining their interests in a variety of ways. From disproportionate profit cuts, to curator veto powers, to poor security, fragmentation, and hostility to free software, developers must sacrifice a lot to 'curated computing' to get their wares into the hands of end-users.
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A message to developers
by WorknMan on Sat 10th Jul 2010 00:54 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Hey developers,

If you don't like the ecosystem of the iPhone, I've got two words for you...

Droid does

If you build great apps, there's a bunch of us on Android that would welcome you. And we can even install apps from outside the marketplace without jailbreaking ;) So, why not come and join us, instead of bitching and moaning about Apple's app approval process?

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