How Google, Microsoft, and Apple treat 3rd party developers Jul 7, 2011• By Abraham• By Manu…(via Global Nerdy)True in your experience? Share on Facebook Ready for Another One?Give us a few more minutes and we'll make you laugh, cry, gasp, or ache... Guaranteed! Best soccer reporter of all time Sharing the first kiss as man and wife at the bottom of a bungee jump Get the best of 22 Words in your inbox Like 22 Words on Facebook comments Brent Hobbs says: 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.http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/07/apples-app-store-hits-15-billion-downloads/ Katherine says: yup- kinda :) Adam says: The keyword there was 3rd party Brent. When they pay people to develop for them that makes them Apple employees. Brent Hobbs says: 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. Amber says: 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. Stephen May says: 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. Chad says: Yay for Android Josh S says: 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? trevir says: yeah your inner apple fanboy huh? Hamman Samuel says: 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 John T. Meche III says: Awesome! Can anyone link me to where Google published their search algorithms so that I can build my own search engine? Jonathan says: Isn’t that what Microsoft did with Bing? Josh Calvetti says: 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. JL! says: The person who wrote this comic is tragically misinformed. Amber says: As a developer, I wanted this to be funny, and it kind of is, but is 100% inaccurate. dsimathguy says: 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.