* Posts by bbj

5 posts • joined 13 Nov 2009

Samsung, carriers tout first Tizen mobes for late 2013


Had to port HTML code...


Or is that just Orange being Orange?

Apart from that, with Samsung acting as app gatekeepers, you wont be getting many apps any time soon


Who's the world's largest tech firm?


Surely totally wrong..

There is no way this is correct, its just Samsung and/or HP publishing ridiculous figures to make them look good. Clearly Apple are the biggest, best, most fantastic. Why let a few facts get in the way - oh I know why.....


Orange sticks it to Ovi with on-device app store


Why bother indeed...

Having attended the Orange app store developer day, their app store:

i) its only containing app, not games - because games are not apps.

ii) its only going to have a maximum of 500 items in it - because 100,000 is too many - and yes this was questioned and very clearly restated. In fairness they did suggest 520 apps might not be out of the question. But no sensible answer if you had product 501/521...

iii) you have to deal with Orange - hope you like slow painful deaths

iv) it will contain brain games, because - ***** knows what logical reason.

v) brain games means only brain training games, not any other game type that might exercise your brain

vi) but its not going to contain games, only applications.

vii) Orange refuse to give any idea about the sort of reveune split - all that means is they will try and screw developers as much as they think they can get away with rather than being open/honest/forthright about it

I could go on for hours about how stupid the whole plan is but I imagine you get the picture....


T-shirt firm hijacks good ship Pirate Bay



Take that you pirates,

Surely they dont have a wooden leg to stand on, isnt everything supposed to be stolen in this utopian world of theirs?


Windows Mobe Marketplace sets its stall out


Why is this such a surprise...

Several reason why no apps:

i) developer s have to pay lots of $$ to even get an app listed. Want it listed in a second territory = more $, even if that territory speaks the same language and all your content is identical for that territory. Currently about 8 random territories just to cover English.

ii) after paying to have apps listed in other territories, the apps are frequently not actually listed.

iii) there is almost exactly zero support, other than from other developers.

iv) attempting to submit apps fails with arbitrary and random reasons in the portal.

v) apparently there are no muppets stupid enough to actully test any of the basic portal functionality - like spaces in file names, accepting comma delimited keywords...

vi) if you thought apple took a long time to approve apps, just try this


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Its actually pretty hard to understand how the portal can be so bad, I mean you actually have to try very hard to deliberately put the sorts of bugs in the portal we all keep hitting.



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