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Archive for November, 2009

Apple Yields to Rogue Amoeba

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Congratulations to the team at Rogue Amoeba!  They raised enough of a stink that Apple called them, and actually reversed a previously issued rejection.

Automating Rejections

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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It’s about time.  Apparently, they’re finally automating scans of submitted apps for any calls to private API’s.  This (the automation) is a good thing.

Apple Owns the App Store and Makes the Rules

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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I’ve been following the back & forth between @mikeash and @jeff_lamarche over Rogue Amoeba’s decision to bail on iPhone app development.  As with many such things, it’s worth considering the implications for the rest of us.

The Wild World of App Dev Outsourcing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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It seems that you just can’t trust anybody these days.  Some players in the service world appear to be in a race to the bottom, and they aren’t above stretching their credentials a bit on the way down.

Fast Company: Chinese iPhone Looks Poised to Fail

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Shame on me.  I didn’t realize that China Unicom would be setting up an independent app store that apparently doesn’t include current apps…

Mission NOT Accomplished

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Apparently, the iPhone launch in China generated only 5K new customers for China Unicom.  Ouch.