“According to the predictable opinion scribes, Apple is risking disaster in the iPhone App Store by imposing critical authority over the mobile software it chooses to sell. If it doesn’t stop turning ideas down, all that creative energy will abandon Apple and prop up other mobile platforms. They’re wrong,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for RoughlyDrafted.
“The first thirty days generated $30 million in software development funding paid for by willing iPhone users. In just a few months, Apple’s technology and the potential for developers to make money at little risk had sucked the air from the sails of established mobile platforms, including Palm and Windows Mobile,” Dilger writes.
“I have no doubt Apple will eventually veto an app for reasons I can’t understand or agree with, but one might expect that in a business environment where one app in thousands might slip into error. When that happens, the developer involved might be better served in working with Apple to hammer out a solution rather than trying to badmouth the company publicly in their blog. I’m sure Apple would happily send that type of developer packing to Windows Mobile or Android, because its far easier to deal with thousands of profit motivated, rational partners than a single hot head who chooses to vent complaints in public,” Dilger writes.
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