Invalid Argument was Apple's App Store. The prompt was my RWW op-ed, "The App Store Is A Republic", in which I argued that iOS users still count as nerds; they just elect the best and brightest amongst them to build the apps they want instead of doing it all themselves.The topic on our first (successful) episode of
The republic is a tricky metaphor, though, because Apple is a fickle president, and the App Store of today is threatened by a growing din of fraudulent apps. Does Apple listen to its users' demands, or does it merely pay lip service? I brought in an illustrious panel of app-makers to discuss.
Links we talked about:
- ReadWriteWeb: The App Store Is A Republic
- Impending: 2012: The Year Scam Apps Killed The App Store
- Marco Arment: Right Versus Pragmatic
The guests today were:
App Store: Yobongo for iPhone
David Barnard (@drbarnard)
David Barnard is the owner of App Cubby, an iOS app company. Prior to founding App Cubby, David spent most of his time as a freelance recording engineer in the Austin, Texas area. Shorter and more frequent ramblings can be found on Twitter: @drbarnard
ReadWriteWeb: Launch Center's Curious Quest to Fix the iPhone
App Store: Quotebook for iPhone
App Store: Fantastical for Mac
An acknowledgement: This week's show is all white dudes. It's not a function of who was invited, only of who happened to say "yes" this week. We at ReadWriteWeb know better than to portray an inaccurate image of a developer community lacking in diversity. It just worked out that way. We think you'll agree that this week's panel was pretty awesome regardless.