Jul 7, 2011
(via Global Nerdy)
True in your experience?
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Category: Internet, Tech
Since Apple just announced it’s paid out over $2.5 billion to app store and iOS developers, I don’t think the last one has much basis in reality.
yup- kinda :)
The keyword there was 3rd party Brent. When they pay people to develop for them that makes them Apple employees.
Apple just handles the revenue that comes into the App Store. They are not Apple employees. Apple takes a 30% cut and forwards the rest onto the developers.
As a third party developer…you’re 100% wrong. The apps from the app store are written by people who have no ties to apple whatsoever except that Apple sells our products.
Seems fairly accurate to this (non-commercial) software developer.
Also, Apple’s tightly controlled app store has always been an annoyance with me, both as a user and a potential app developer.
Yay for Android
Not quite accurate. Google doesn’t give out the source code for most of their products — certainly none of their important ones.
All 3 companies provide API’s and Apple has some awesome free developer tools. They do charge developers to be published in the App Store, though, but it’s such a benefit to developers that they’re all willing to pay. People actually buy stuff in the App Store. There’s a free developer program at Apple too.
Also MS charges for their dev tools, or at least they used to.
I have no idea why I’m even taking the time to respond to this. Haha. I guess it’s my inner Apple fanboy?
yeah your inner apple fanboy huh?
This is very accurate from a developer perspective. Apple’s the same from a consumer and developer perspective, closed-architecture, and failed attempts at creating a monopoly
Awesome! Can anyone link me to where Google published their search algorithms so that I can build my own search engine?
Isn’t that what Microsoft did with Bing?
Nope, I’d disagree… it’s pretty widely-held that Apple’s tools are some of the best in the business, as well as free. If this is true, I find it odd that there are so many more applications for iOS than Android. In other words, I think the comic is rubbish.
The person who wrote this comic is tragically misinformed.
As a developer, I wanted this to be funny, and it kind of is, but is 100% inaccurate.
As a game programmer, I agree with this comic.
I’ve spent well over a year trying to find some way to create apps for Apple products and all I have come up with is expensive downloads and a lot of strings attached. I finally decided to give up and work solo instead.
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