See here. Tom Krazit says app developers are griping about Apple’s policies around the App Store. “No store for you!” is the rallying cry. Apparently people are upset because Apple wouldn’t allow an app called Podcaster which would let you download podcasts directly and sidestep iTunes. Now the developers are whining that Apple puts them in a tough spot because they have to invest in developing apps without knowing whether Apple will allow them into the store. As Krazy Tom puts it: “Apple is giving developers a choice: they can take the risk of guessing whether their application will pass muster, or they can steer clear of developing any application that might infringe on Apple’s current or future plans; without knowing what those might be, of course.”
Let me channel FSJ for a moment and say this: What the heck is wrong with that? Yes, we’re putting Apple ahead of everyone else. Yes, we’re doing what’s best for Apple. And what’s best for Apple is best for you. So sit back and relax, people. Insert your earbuds, put your blindfolds back on, and put your feet back up. We’re taking care of things for you.