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chuckturner
10-01-2008, 01:26 PM
Apple's insistence on locking down iPhone developers with a restrictive NDA has been controversial from the start, and it looks like the the company's seen the light -- it's just posted up a tersely-worded letter saying that the NDA is being dropped. It's a strange little note, actually -- the first paragraph comes off as a little defensive and whiny, if you ask us -- but we're not going to complain about anything that makes developing apps easier and faster for devs. Now let's work on not capriciously rejecting and deleting apps (http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/01/netshare-iphone-tethering-app-reappears-in-the-app-store/) from the App Store, and maybe we can go back to focusing on the iPhone platform's actual merits instead of all these paperwork shenanigans -- we've got some suggestions (http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/25/engadget-cares-save-us-from-apples-groundbreaking-developer-s/) if you're having a hard time figuring this out on your own.http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/10/10-01-08iphonenda.jpg (http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/)
http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/01/apple-drops-iphone-nda/

maXimus
10-01-2008, 05:54 PM
This IMHO is another major turn-around by Apple. I think the first was when they gave money (credit) back to the first iPhone buyers (me!) last year. Are they softening? Who knows. But at least we're being heard now! :cool:

chuckturner
10-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Lol yea they have to or Android would cause major damage to them.