The Web is the best app store
Funny how things have come full circle: Apple releases iPhone, tells the market that third parties should make web apps The market isn’t ready for web apps, pressures Apple into releasing a native app SDK and distribution channel The market can’t tolerate Apple’s control over the app store, circumvents it with web apps (Kindle and Readability moved to web…
Apple’s Advocate Explains the Grab for 30%
Like many, I reacted very negatively to Apple’s new policy: any paid content inside iOS apps be available through Apple’s subscription system, must be available at the lowest price, and must give Apple a 30% cut of that price. John Gruber has written a very thorough analysis of the popular arguments against this new policy,…
The State of the Slate: Today’s iPad and Tomorrow’s Tablets
The iPad created a new class of computing devices and a new way of interacting with technology. It seems like this ambitious device means something different to just about every segment of the technology world: Old Media publishers herald the device as their salvation from death at the hands of the Web. Open software advocates…
Aweditorium: Great Music Discovery for iPad
Devs keep on cranking out top-notch apps for the iPad that simply wouldn’t happen on another platform. This time up, we’ve got Aweditorium, an app that takes great music and supplements it with good (yet minimalistic) visuals to make for a great music discovery experience. Aweditorium supplies music, biographical information and photos on new artists,…
Freedom from porn on the iOS App Store, huh?
Man, Apple really means business about that whole freedom from porn on the App Store thing. Serious business.