Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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RE[4]: Not surprising, really!
by fmaxwell on Fri 29th Jul 2011 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not surprising, really!"
fmaxwell
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2005-11-13

There's a simple solution: Quit trying to cheat Apple out of their cut from the ebook sales. Every game vendor seems capable of providing in-app purchases that don't circumvent Apple. It's not the user's fault that Amazon wants access to Apple's entire iPad customer base without paying a percentage when they sell books to those users.

How about bitching about something substantial? Amazon won't allow Kindle owners to purchase books from Apple to read on their Kindles. They aren't just demanding a cut from Apple's sales. They want to be the monopolistic provider of ebooks to every owner of a Kindle.

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