Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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RE[2]: Comment by Praxis
by fgrasset on Wed 9th Jun 2010 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Praxis"
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Remember the EU (using most recent examples) making forcing MS to provide choices? to make sure vendor lock in was dialed back a bit? Where the hell are they for this kind of stuff?!

Well are the mobile ad company complaining? No because, iOS 4 is not even released... When released, then eventually some ad company will complain, then the EU will look at the case and... well what marked share?? less than 40% are you kidding???
Eventually when Apple get 70% of the ad market (!!!) then EU will have to be serious about that...

I don't really have an issue with it, it's apples product and they can do what they want with it. Sadly, it will likely do great and further allow Jobs to lock anything and everything out he doesn't want. BUT i would love to see it all back fire and the computing industry say "If apple doesnt want to work with us, then we don't want to work with apple." BUT INSTEAD! we get this "Apple doesn't want to work with us, so we are going to conforom to apple in order to be usable by their products" and i get why they are doing it, apples portable products are sure market successes, but.... ugggg, i am not gonna get into it because it legitimately bothers me.
I will say this. If they reject the .NET stuff that is powering Unity for the iPhone I swear to god I will put in so much effrot into the WinCE 7, WebOS and (yes i am saying it)Andoid market that the massive project I have been working on forever will NOT and NEVER WILL be tuned to fit what Apple wants.

So your issue in fact is that the developer relation policy of Apple doesn’t suit you? Just go with Microsoft... oh wait they change their policy too?
HP... oh wait the WebOS apps market is not here yet... and you don’t know the HP policy about developers...
Google... oh wait their client are not your client and the Android market is not their priority... the Android platform many of little blocking issues... all of these will probably be fixed (when?) so... go ahead...

The biggest problem with platform as successful as the iOS one is that individual product are not important anymore... If you develop a product on other platforms but not on iOS one... then someone will just copy you project and in the end you just lost this market share... and people still enjoy the feature of your product on every platforms... (and you can really trust the power of some china dev to duplicate your product in no time...)

Then may be you will understand the
"Apple doesn't want to work with us, so we are going to conforom to apple in order to be usable by their products »
that some not so rich company must adopt... Competition it not what you want???

You want to win people over, build a prduct for the people. You want to control the industry, talk to Jobs...

Please let people out of your personal concern... lot of bad things happen in the name of people...
Your « behave like I want or I will not work with you » don’t please me either... it’s not professional

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