[racket] iPhone (Was: [The Racket Blog] New comment on Racket.)

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Jun 18 10:28:44 EDT 2010

Apple has been brutal with iPhone developers, running the platform as a 
ruthless and fickle dictatorship.  I believe that this is the general 
perception of iPhone developers.

Even if one is willing to jump through Apple's hoops, and one accepts 
that, at any time and for any reason, Apple will have no qualms about 
simply kicking one off the platform, instantly and without 
explanation... I believe that there is also an ethical question of 
whether supporting the iPhone platform is contributing to the success of 
Apple's ruthless, anti-competitive, and closed-platform practices.

Android, Symbian, the new Nokia Qt stuff, Java... all alternative mobile 
device platforms for civic-minded techies to consider.


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