By John Gruber
Retool — build native iOS apps with just JS and SQL.
Interesting take from Manton Reece:
Apple is trapped by their original decision to shoulder the cost of free apps. They encouraged free apps and now they’ve got one band-aid on top of another — advertisements, in-app purchase, subscriptions — all trying to make free apps work for the App Store bottom line. These changes make developers nervous because all the power lies with Apple.
I don’t agree with Manton entirely, but I think he’s mostly right: free is hard.
★ Friday, 18 March 2011