December 2008 Archives

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I haz iPhone

One of the many nice things about being married is when your wife surprises you with an iPhone for Christmas! So far I'm loving it and it gives Alice something to do when waiting at the Rusty Scabard while I browse.

iMT - iPhone Interface for Movable Type is pretty sweet. Though I'm not up to typing HTML on the iPhone yet.

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Apple, AppStore and Book Banning

Apple gets into the book-banning business
Apple's refused to allow an application called "Comic Reader" in the iTunes Store because they don't like the comic book it ships with -- effectively, they've gotten into the business of banning or approving literature.
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
Who at Apple has been set up to vet material? Specifically, why was Murderdrome vetted as an application and not as a publication? Apple has a Books category in the App Store. That's where Murderdrome should have been placed.

The whole approval process is a problem with iPhone/iPod touch and all console games, Wii, PS3/2, Xbox, that require software distribution to go through the device creator vs. third parties like with PCs. For developers it is a bit more of a problem with Apple, the vetting process doesn't occur til after the app is created then submitted. Traditionally with game consoles the original device creator, Sony, Nintento, Microsoft, work fairly closely with developers from the beginning so you know that your game/app is going to be allowed. Also with Apple the reality is there are not many consistent guidelines other than "don't compete with unless you are really popular". Which translates to your web browser, Opera Mini, will not be allowed but a Gmail client will be allowed.

One intresting way around all this is to not make it an installed app but run it through a website. Doesn't always work with the iPod Touch but does for an iPhone, one of the things I like about the iPhone vs. the iPod Touch. Another way around would be to release the app with something more "friendly" and imediately allow for downloading the more questionable stuff like Murderdrome.

Regardless it is some good press for Infurious Comics.

And when all is said and done I still hold that the iPhone/iPod Touch maybe what makes eBooks and eComics work and I still want one of each :)

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JPG Fairy Tale Submition

Finally decided to submit something to one of the JPGs, Fairy Tale for Issue 21. Not sure how well it works but had it from Flickr Day back in May of 07. If you dig it head over and vote it up.

Now to find or setup something for the House theme. I actually have few ideas but don't know if I can pull it off and convince Orson to play along.

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