Linked by snydeq on Mon 20th Jul 2009 23:29 UTC
Apple InfoWorld's Peter Wayner provides an inside look at the frustration iPhone developers face from Apple when attempting to distribute their apps through the iPhone App Store. Determined to simply dump an HTML version of his book into UIWebView and offer two versions through the App Store, Wayner endures four months of inexplicable silences, mixed messages, and almost whimsical rejections from Apple -- the kind of frustration and uncertainty Wayner believes is fast transforming Apple's regulated marketplace into a hotbed of bottom-feeding mediocrity. 'Developers are afraid to risk serious development time on the platform as long as anonymous gatekeepers are able to delay projects by weeks and months with some seemingly random flick of a finger,' Wayner writes of his experience. 'It's one thing to delay a homebrew project like mine, but it's another thing to shut down a team of developers burning real cash. Apple should be worried when real programmers shrug off the rejections by saying, "It's just a hobby."'
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if they had the power
by alcibiades on Tue 21st Jul 2009 11:17 UTC
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Just imagine, if they had the power to do this with computers....

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RE: if they had the power
by sicofante on Tue 21st Jul 2009 19:19 in reply to "if they had the power"
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Just imagine, if they had the power to do this with computers....

Exactly! It's just chilling.

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RE[2]: if they had the power
by fretinator on Tue 21st Jul 2009 19:27 in reply to "RE: if they had the power"
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That's one of the reason I like Personal Computers, becuase the "powers that be" have no control over my computer and canno

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