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Is Apple crippling mobile apps purposely?

To ensure their 30% take of profit?



2:22 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Apple handcuffs 'open' web apps on iPhone home screen [theregister.co.uk]

"Apple is basically using subtle defects to make web apps appear to be low quality  even when they claim HTML5 is a fully supported platform," says one mobile web app developer, who asked that his name not be used.

Apple did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

"... the company has a vested interest in its App Store, where it takes a 30 per cent cut of all applications sold, and pure web applications are ultimately a threat to the store, particularly when they're loaded to the iOS home screen as if they were local apps."


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