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Comment: There's fragmentation on iOS too... (Score 4, Insightful) 136

by Sebby (#49140413) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?
As more and more devices of varying features and sizes have been released by Apple, there's been more and more work developers have had to do to adopt the different sizes/features of those devices (I still see new releases on the app store that state a new feature of "Support for iPhone 5S size" or similar)

It hasn't been until recently that Apple has given developers the tools to create views that don't need to know the specifics of the device it's running on, thereby avoiding silly checks like
if(device == IPHONE) {....} else if(device == IPAD) {....}

Comment: Re:Hey Apple, here's some free consulting (Score 1) 155

by Sebby (#48995265) Attached to: Apple Said To Be Working On a Pay TV Service
Answer is 'No' to both, precisely for the reasons I've given.

I don't want to pay to see 15-20 mins of commercials before a movie. And no, the "theatre experience" doesn't make up for it - not by a long shot.

I'd much rather wait whatever amount of time for it to show up on Netflix/whatever services, and watch it in the comfort of my home, without a bunch of strangers augmenting the 'experience'.

Comment: Re:Success! (Score 3, Insightful) 94

by Sebby (#48915621) Attached to: FCC Fines Verizon For Failing To Investigate Rural Phone Problems
That's why I think fines should be based on a percentage of revenue for the timeframe of the infraction, instead of a fixed (usually capped) amount. That would make it difficult for them to say with certainty that it would cost less to break the law than to actually deal with it (not to mention the investors' backlash if it affects dividends, etc).

Comment: Re:the problem with Twitter (Score 1) 114

by Sebby (#48899403) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links
I agree with this too. I understand their desire to make sure people don't post things that are "too long", but 140 is too damn short! I way to potentially solve the problem: give one @-user mention and 1 URL link free - that don't count towards the limit; that would make conversations a lot more useful without adding stupid bloat.

Comment: Re:Forgot the biggest one: Money (Score 1) 229

by Sebby (#48145531) Attached to: The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

The App Store replaces your shopping cart and shipping desk, not your sales and marketing department.

It also replaces 30% with nothingness, since, as you said, you still need your sales and marketing departments.

I've yet to read any developers say that the MAS replaced their departments, thereby making the "Apple MAS Tax" of any real value.

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.