July 6, 2008
Anyone thought about the following:
- You have a stunning business plan which includes a nice iPhone / iPod Touch application
- After convincing your investors (and getting your funding) you start working hard on your app
- After several months and thousands of dollars spent on development you upload your new shiny app to the AppStore for aproval and distribution
- Apple rejects it.
There are some guidlines on which type of apps are “allowed” and which not, but they could still reject your app for other reasons – maybe because it canibalizes their own apps – or even worse their exclusive carriers revenue (for example with a chat application, cutting revenue on text/sms).
July 5, 2008
Just thought about the concept of the AppStore. It looks very problematic for open source software. Since developers have to register for Apples iPhone Developer Program (and pay at least 99$) projects need someone with “final controll” about the Application and the source. The whole deal of open source Applications (simply branching as a skilled user and using your own customized app) will probably be impossible with the iPhone.
In addition to this: Will we every see Apple accepting iPhone apps in the AppStore which canibalize their own apps (like a maps application using the wiki style maps created by the opensource project openstreetmap.org instead of Googles commercial map data)?