Linked by henderson101 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:42 UTC
Google "I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated. Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google. [...] Whilst the aforementioned story about the Android game didn't surprise me, it did horrify me. Android is designed to be difficult to make money from, and the core issue is that it's open - with the corrosive mentality that surrounds such openness."
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RE[2]: Ehh?
by Valhalla on Wed 25th Jul 2012 04:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Ehh?"
Valhalla
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I think I know what his problem is with "open" - he was a naïve advocate of open source who has turned against it for some reason, probably a result of a traumatic incident.

I don't know, looking at his website to see what he's doing he is actually selling development services for IOS and OSX, so obviously any developer turning to Android is a potential lost sale for him.

As such his whole diatribe against Android's openess seems to be nothing but an attempt to persuade developers to remain on Apple platforms where he can sell them useability, interaction and accessability development reviews as per his website.

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