Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Jul 2008 00:09 UTC
Apple There are no less than five apps to turn my iPhone into a flashlight, yet I can't turn it into a 3G-powered Wi-Fi hotspot. Why? Because the SDK has more restrictions than Guantanamo-devs can't integrate with the OS and have to steer way, way clear of copyright and trademark issues-so the most innovative, game-changing apps might not ever make it to your squeaky clean iPhone." An editorial by Gizmodo. Many kinds of apps (from multi-IM apps running on the background, to copy/paste) require the level of system integration that either is not possible via the existing official API, or that Apple artificially limits via lawyers.
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RE[3]: iPhone Dev will evolve
by righard on Thu 24th Jul 2008 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: iPhone Dev will evolve"
righard
Member since:
2007-12-26

Letting others not rip you off is not called cheap, it's smart. If everyone with enough money thought the way you did things would become even more expensive making it even harder for those without enough money.
It would be more moral to just buy stuff at the price it's worth, and if you have so much, why not give the rest to some charity, it's better of there then in the hands of some filthy rich businessman.

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RE[4]: iPhone Dev will evolve
by evangs on Thu 24th Jul 2008 12:38 in reply to "RE[3]: iPhone Dev will evolve"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

Letting others not rip you off is not called cheap, it's smart. If everyone with enough money thought the way you did things would become even more expensive making it even harder for those without enough money.
It would be more moral to just buy stuff at the price it's worth, and if you have so much, why not give the rest to some charity, it's better of there then in the hands of some filthy rich businessman.


Sorry, but this is just stupid.

People are always willing to pay for convenience. Sure, you might be able to get a $100 computer running Linux. But how much time would you spend researching to find the right components, and then how much time will you spend configuring the system to your liking? Money comes and goes and for some money is less of an issue. Time on the other hand is finite and you can never get it back.

If you're tight fisted, that's fine. But to call people who pay for convenience immoral is just plain ignorance at best.

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RE[5]: iPhone Dev will evolve
by righard on Thu 24th Jul 2008 14:22 in reply to "RE[4]: iPhone Dev will evolve"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I was not talking about convenience, but about letting your self get ripped off. If something is too expensive in the country where I lived people just don't buy it. The prices there are somewhat stable. Where I live now people easily pay 60 euros for fake gym shoos worth 10 at most. Those shoos cost 40 € only one year ago. (very small village)
People ask whatever others are willing to give for it, and if a lot of ignorant people are not critical, prices raise, most incomes do not, that way the rich get richer and the poor more poor.

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flakron.bytyqi Member since:
2008-07-24

it's like "you've purchased it, but you don't own it"

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