Why closed, proprietary platforms are to be avoided... whenever possible!
By gravax on May 12, 2009
Those who know me know I am very much against Apple's commercial behavior. With the iPod, they sell a closed, proprietary platform, which is bad enough, but they also completely control what you can put on it.
The following article explains what happened to an author who wrote a nice application, and, after some updates of it, saw it banned from the Apple Store.
Apple basically has right of life or death on the software you write for their platform. Even if they don't really understand what it does (the article explains why this is the case)...
Of course, you can always jailbreak your phone (which I recommend anybody stuck with an iPhone do as soon as they can) but this voids guaranty, and some may not like it...
I chose a phone with a truly open platform : Symbian OS. Open Source. Easy to write code to. And anybody can install what they want on the phone. And it's stable! Ditch your closed phone platform. Get one that is desgined with 21st century principles!