Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:01 UTC
In the News While there are some upsides to closed application stores like the App Store, they're not a universally good thing. The story of Bryan Lunduke is an example of what happens when you depend on a company, but a company does not depend on you.
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apple.. pfft
by Bit_Rapist on Fri 16th Mar 2012 15:03 UTC
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I am a Mac user and honestly I do not like the direction apple is going these days.

Locked down hardware, locked down software, one source for apps, an attempt to monopolize all media distribution, sucking 30% of the sale off their developers for every sale.

I mean when you think about it the company is really becoming everything they advertised against in their famous "1984" commercial.

The sad thing is that the majority of my fellow users just eat this crap up like the canned dog food it is without thinking much about the long term issues.

I am NOT shocked that apple would leave an indie developer hanging like this. When has Apple ever cared for a business partner? The answer is they don't! They partner long enough to work their own solution (if they like your product) and then they lay you to waste in the name of innovation as they integrate your ideas into their software.

Frankly nothing this corporation does surprises me at this point.

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