Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ringtone Apps

Craig Hockenberry of Iconfactory posted an open letter to Steve Jobs bemoaning the trend towards "ringtone apps":
"We have a lot of great ideas for iPhone applications. Unfortunately, we’re not working on the cooler (and more complex) ideas. Instead, we’re working on 99¢ titles that have a limited lifespan and broad appeal. Market conditions make ringtone apps most appealing."
He adds some interesting details of the economics of iPhone app development. The complete letter is at

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