Woah, who saw this coming? Apple has changed its super-controversial stance on third party developer tools for iOS apps, now allowing any and all comers (which would obviously include Adobe Flash CS5), “as long as the resulting apps do not download any code.” Apple’s also publishing its App Store Review Guidelines at long last, which will give developers a better idea of how their apps are going to be scrutinized by Apple before they submit them.
It’s about time. I hope it comes to something useful. Any increase in App Store transparency would be no bad thing.
With Bad Connection: Inside the iPhone Network Meltdown, Wired Magazine takes a look at the love-hate relationship between Apple and AT&T. Well, maybe like-hate would be a better term. There’s so much here I wouldn’t even know where to begin quoting, but if you are at all interested in how we got to the current situation with the iPhone and AT&T, I suggest taking a look.
Much of this was suspected, but it’s outlined here in a way I never saw before. I think there’s plenty of mistakes made on both sides. I applaud the idea of pushing the cell phone companies out of their locked in phone software, but I wonder if maybe Apple pushed AT&T’s network farther and faster than it could feasibly go.
It drives me crazy when people call me because “their account is locked” only to find out that they are looking at the typical workstation locked screen and having problems typing their password correctly. You see this screen every day, people! Workstation locked! Not your account! Try, you know, typing the same password that you typed this morning, if you can.