David Worthington interviews Brandon Watson, “director of product management in the developer platform at Microsoft”:
Watson claimed that many developers of applications for the iPhone
OS–which the iPad uses–are not making money. Developing
applications for the iPhone and iPad is expensive, he said,
because iPhone OS uses the Objective-C language rather than
Microsoft’s more pervasive .NET platform. And Apple’s control
over the platform has alienated some people that make software for
its products, he said.
Yes, there is much jealousy from iPhone developers at the sacks full of money being made by Zune and Windows Mobile app developers.
★ Friday, 29 January 2010