Sold Out!

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It took just eight days.

Some might say it occurred so quickly despite increased emphasis on iPhone OS at the expense of Mac OS. But I’d say it did so largely because of it. Not that there’s no interest in Mac OS, just that there’s huge interest in mobile right now.

Fraser Speirs Is Back In

When I first wrote  about my feelings towards the App Store, it was in the  arrogant and vain hope that it might have changed something. The direction of the iPhone OS ecosystem is now clear. To stick to an opinion regardless is to see the world as you would like it to be, not as it actually is.

Down that road lies the Free Software Foundation, and I have zero interest in finding myself in 2020 a bitter forty-something man fighting the battles of a decade ago.

This is great news. How can you not want someone writing for the iPhone OS who so clearly gets it?

Android can have all the angry political and philosophical developers. I want developers who understand the platform for which they’re writing, and also understand the user doesn’t give a damn about their causes; they just want a product that kicks ass.

You should be able to do this in 24 hours…

Client: “Can you have these wireframes done by tomorrow?”

Me: “Possibly.  Can you please send me a list of the functionality required for this site?”

Client: “Sure:

Click the link to see the requirements for a site the client would like to have wireframed in one day.

If you’re not routinely visiting the Clients From Hell site, you should. It’s a hoot.

Apple to xplatform developers: We’re no longer suicidal

I don’t ever recall an Apple competitor signing off a diatribe with a “Go screw yourself Apple” in print then. But today I’m not interested in commenting on Adobe’s naked attempt to agitate its developer base to browbeat Apple in public, but in exploring what choices App Store developers currently have beyond Apple’s “walled garden.

Great article. The discussion of Apple customers’ demographics is particularly apt.

I keep hearing about Apple’s “walled garden”, but intelligent analysis reveals a wall pretty easy to step over. How else to explain 185,000 apps, so many of which Apple’s critics claim are “garbage” anyway?