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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RE[2]: A message to developers
by nt_jerkface on Sat 10th Jul 2010 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE: A message to developers"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

but the android market is pretty much a vehicle for mass piracy.


It's also fragmented by OS version and device type. Even though Froyo is out there are devices that are still being released with 1.6. Google really screwed up by not designing the OS to automatically update. Don't expect the tech press aka Google fan club to report on how many problems this has caused.

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