Manton Reece: ‘Where Apple Went Wrong With Free Apps’

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