[FoRK] $100M for iPhone Developers

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Fri Mar 7 07:36:29 PST 2008

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 10:26 AM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  >  The whole distribution thing (App Store) is huge.
>
>  On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 4:23 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
>  >  Why? No other platform has decided that's a good thing. ...  From where I
>
> >  stand, that looks like Apple replacing the overly controlling phone
>  >  companies with overly controlling Apple for no particularly good
>  >  reason except that they want a cut of the transaction.
>
>  I don't know if the cut of the transaction is so important as top to
>  bottom control.

Sorry, I was unclear. It is absolutely clear why Apple wants to do it;
the 'why' is why this is a good thing for users or for app developers,
as Jeff seems to think.

Luis

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