Archive for June 4, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Carcassone for iPhone

Who better to adapt a German-style board game than TheCodingMonkeys. It looks like a winner. Other board games I’d like to see: Titan, Puerto Rico, and Caylus.

Update: Unfortunately, it uses the third-edition rules for field scoring, which I think are less interesting.

Silencing Critics

Tom Reestman:

So, no, the “open” iPhone will not silence the critics. Rather, it will give them more attack vectors to claim Apple is actually moving to solidify their closed, anti-competitive environment.

People will always find something to complain about, but not all complaints are equally valid. The benefits of the App Store are much less than the benefits of Cocoa. Adding Snell’s switch and allowing native apps outside of the App Store would quiet some critics. And, more importantly, it would provide real and substantial benefits both to users (more apps, more ambitious apps, demos) and developers (reduced risk, easier development and testing).