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[News] [Rival] Developers Discover That Apple Mistreats Them

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Developers Discover That Apple Mistreats Them
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 09:34:48 +0000
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Apple cult leader emails outside world


iPhone App Developer Backlash Growing

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| Early on, we predicted that Apple's 
| walled garden approach to apps for the 
| iPhone would lead to developer 
| backlash. Even if it was successful at 
| first, the obvious trajectory was that 
| it wouldn't just lead to problems that 
| drove developers away, but it would 
| eventually limit application 
| innovation, just as other competing 
| platforms were getting good enough to 
| match Apple's. We might not be all the 
| way there yet, but the evidence is 
| growing that the backlash is getting 
| serious. Slashdot noted that some 
| respected developers are ditching the 
| iPhone app store and reader Andrew Fong 
| alerts us to Paul Graham's well argued 
| explanation of why Apple's setup is bad 
| for developers, bad for innovation, bad 
| for consumers and bad for Apple. 



Apple fine-tunes app censorship

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| Apple will extend parental controls to applications in its upcoming iPhone
| 3.0 software and iTunes 8.2, thus helping to calm some of the ongoing
| brouhaha over its erratic App Store censorship policies.


Apple disappoints developers again

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| THE GLORIOUS and faithful Apple religion which can do no wrong has been a bit
| too optimistic about when it was going to get the Iphone's background
| processing working.
| Apple had promised to deliver that capability by September and now it is
| October and there is no sign of Apple releasing this blessing to the
| faithful.


Apple Cracks Down on Emoji Apps

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| Apple gave no reason for the removal--I know, you're reeling with shock over
| that--but as unlocking the emoji apparently required a loophole in the iPhone
| OS, it's not exactly a surprise. The upshot? If you're craving the ability to
| put icons of everything from rocket ships to frogs into your emails or text
| messages, then you should grab an emoji app while you can. Those that unlock
| the emoji before the update will retain the feature.


Podcaster rejeceted because it duplicates iTunes functionality

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| Today I finally got a reply from Apple about the status of Podcaster.
| Apple Rep says: Since Podcaster assists in the distribution of podcasts, it
| duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes.
| That's right folks, it duplicates the functionality of the desktop version of
| iTunes.


As App Store banning continues, iPhone developers protest

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| Developers have already voiced their concern over Appleâs unwritten rules of
| what can and cannot be sold through the App Store, but the situation has
| become even more dire with this most recent round of rejections. It's
| prompted some, such as Fraser Speirs, developer of iPhone Flickr browser
| Exposure, to say that theyâll cease developing for the platform until Apple
| clarifies the rules.

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