2008年7月14日

苹果's Own iPhone Apps Create Concerns for Small Developers

苹果takes great pride in the fact the company controls both the hardware and operating system for its Macintosh line of computers. In theory, this tight-fisted control can lead to higher product quality and an improved user experience. But as Cupertino expands its array of software titles from the desktop to the iPhone platform, independent developers are feeling the squeeze that comes when competing with the hometown team.

昨天晚上,只是一个周末,苹果推出AppStore上的iPhone和iPod Touch后,我收到一封电子邮件从凯文·奥尼尔Candywriter.com,the creator of试想扑克,一个德州扑克游戏的Macintosh电脑。奥尼尔兴奋地写道,应用程序现在已经也已经发布了iPod Touch和iPhone平台,让所有的$ 4.99但是包含在好消息是预感注意:
“当在App Store上周开盘,据透露,试想扑克的对手德州扑克游戏在iPhone实际上是由苹果自己创建的。我们鼓励你看看他们的游戏版本太多(你不能错过),但是,作为一个独立的开发者,我们希望你能体会到相同的固体幽默的想象扑克轻触取得了想象扑克苹果成功的游戏玩和感觉。”
You can read between the lines and see the worry the small independent developer has with facing the Apple machine, just like卡累利阿软件锯当苹果同步推出的iWeb他们Sandvox的发展,当然,著名的,当苹果嵌入福尔摩斯能力,密切模仿他们的桌面搜索引擎,沃森

微软在各种热水了,当他们的嵌入式Internet Explorer的Windows中,并迫使第三方硬件厂商包括浏览器作为其计划的一部分,否则将面临无牌照。苹果,享受在几乎所有市场中的弱势地位,并不总是面临这样的审查,即使他们推出了苹果公司邮件(省去的Eudora和Entourage的需要),Safari浏览器(如IE冷落),和生产力的产品的一个数组免费的,包括预览(相对于使用Adobe Acrobat),iCal和iPhoto中。虽然iPhone不共享的市场地位Windows那样,它正在从Windows Mobile和黑莓馅饼的份额不断增加,并有可能来的时候,苹果公司的嵌入式应用程序或竞争应用获得更多的审查比他们今天所做的。

Profy的Cyndy芦荟-的Carreira讨论了看似非平衡她已经在对职位的看到在AppStore上:苹果手机App Store: Eliminating the Competitionand优势的App Store:两条路径iPhone用户采纳。As she writes, "People are generally lazy, and will opt for the easiest and most convenient choice." For Candywriter.com, the easiest choice for customers just might be to keep Apple's Texas Hold 'Em game, and not seek out Imagine Poker, and this just might be the tip of the iceberg. If a small developer believes Apple will crowd them out of the market, then why try?

至于我,我买试想扑克。它已经在Mac上的一个有趣的游戏,我很期待浪费更多的时间与它在我的iPod Touch。

你知道在iPhone上的任何其他第三方应用开​​发商谁是现在的感觉从苹果的热量?