iPhone Facebook-App-Etwickler Joe Hewitt App-Programmierer Joe Hewitt, bisheriger Entwickler der Facebook Applikation für iPhone und iPod Touch kündigte offiziell seinen Rückzug aus der App-Entwicklung an. Hauptgrund: Apple's strenge Unternehmensrichtlinien für die Aufnahme in den und der aufwändige Review-Prozess.

Auf TechCrunch gibt es eine ausführliche Stellungnahme Hewitts zu dem Problem:

My decision to stop iPhone development has had everything to do with Apple’s policies. I respect their right to manage their platform however they want, however I am philosophically opposed to the existence of their review process. I am very concerned that they are setting a horrible precedent for other software platforms, and soon gatekeepers will start infesting the lives of every software developer.

The web is still unrestricted and free, and so I am returning to my roots as a web developer. In the long term, I would like to be able to say that I helped to make the web the best mobile platform available, rather than being part of the transition to a world where every developer must go through a middleman to get their software in the hands of users.”

Die Facebook-App soll jetzt von einem anderen Entwickler weitergeführt werden. Details sind noch nicht bekannt.

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