“Developers seem frustrated in recent weeks, with developers from Bohemian Coding joining Panic, BBEdit and others in choosing to withdraw their products from sale at the Mac App Store,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“I’m not about to launch into a tirade against Apple on this. I’m going to suggest a solution; one I think will deliver significant improvement,” Evans writes. “Developers are the life-blood of any platform.”
“The best solution I see is to create a new executive position — president or vice president of developer relations,” Evans writes. “This person would have the power and the capacity to build stronger relationships with developers, would evangelize them across other units and would be able to satisfactorily and positively resolve developer problems, such as those currently driving developers away. This role would take certain responsibilities away from many existing members of Apple’s senior management, but would be equipped to prioritise the needs of developers more.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: So more of an addition than an out-and-out shake up, but certainly something Tim Cook and Apple’s BoD should be considering. Too much is falling through the cracks lately.
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