Friday, July 15, 2011

The Rise and Fall of the Independent Developer

Craig Hockenberry:

And, of course, only large companies and publishers can bear these costs. My fear is that It’s only a matter of time before developers find the risks and expenses prohibitive and retreat to the safety of a larger organization. We’ll be going back to square one.

It should not be possible to patent basic ideas like cross-promotion links and collecting data via a form.

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Another solution (instead of retreating to larger organizations) is to move out of the US and continue selling through the internet. The worse they probably could do then is get your app pulled from the US App Store.

This is a very thoughtful discussion on software patents you might want to check out.

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