-- Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
---- Google protests Apple's iPhone developers agreement
Sgt_Kickaxe - 8:21 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
The anti google "they deserve it" type rhetoric is old.
As written, it appears to prohibit certain third-party ad agencies from collecting critical usage data from iPhone applications.
Apple is intentionally impeding a rival and that hurts everyone in the long run. I miss the days when companies built great gadgets with the end user in mind, these days it's build whatever gadget we have to in order to get the end user to our advertising platforms.
Search companies should stick to search ad companies should stick to ads gadget companies should stick to gadgets
Doing it all does nobody any favors, besides the stockholder.
edit: ad blocking technology companies would do well to release "block iphone ads" type apps right now in light of [webmasterworld.com...]
Also, If you display adsense on your sites, should you block iphones since they block your ad targeting?
Apple's terms "would prohibit app developers from using AdMob and Google�s advertising solutions on the iPhone," AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui writes in a blog post.
I'm thinking it does. facebook dev Joe Hewitt called Apple's policies "tyranny" when they stopped development of iphone only apps recently (google it) and this is a poor way to counter the "Droid does" from Google. Bad move apple.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 8:40 pm (utc) on Jun 9, 2010]