Beware of Geeks Bearing Platforms

“Building on top of someone elses (Apple’s) platform is getting scarier and scarier. They are constantly making sweeping changes that effect our bottom line and provide no transparency, or analytics of almost any kinds, for devs. If I didn’t know better I’d say apple hates devs and thinks of us only as a necessary evil… Just throwing us enough of a bone to not jump ship.” – tseabrooks

“When Flipboard becomes [a way to bring advertisers in front of our community], I would love to reengage and reinvigorate our product. Until then, we have to wait and see and not allow intermediaries to build their own platforms without direct monetizable benefit back to us.” – Howard Mittman, VP and publisher, Wired magazine