Open-source licensing can be a real nightmare. Some licenses are nearly impossible to decipher, while some (namely – the GNU GPL) are just pure evil. I have been trying to find a software license which, like the Creative Commons Attribution license, would let the licensee do pretty much anything with the software, except it would require attribution in […]

The Sorry State of Apple Developer Relations

iLaugh disappeared from the App Store about a week ago. My contract expired last week. I had been trying to renew the contract through the Apple Store for over a month now. However, I initially signed up through the Swiss Apple Store, and that is the only store it will let me use. The French Swiss store […]

Apple’s Increasingly Ridiculous Rejections

Three months ago, I submitted an update to iLaugh and iLaugh Lite, numbered 1.1.1 that fixed many bugs but didn’t change anything to the functionality of the app. Today, after three whole months in review (seriously, I’m not making this up!), they decided to finally tackle the issue and issue me a rejection for no other […]

On The App Store Hype

A while back, TechCrunch covered yet another article complaining about the App Store being more of a Lotto than a marketplace. Setting aside the App Store’s numerous other issues, coverage of iPhone app developers has been divided into two extremes: reassuring yet unlikely success stories, or depressing yet much more likely failure stories. The general question in […]

Growing iPhone Development Into A Viable Business

When one hears stories from iPhone developers, they’re either from the lucky ones who made insane amounts of money and laugh all the way to the bank, or rather from disappointed developers who consider their efforts a failure. The latter tend to blame the App Store for the failure of their application(s). Granted, the App Store […]