Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
So, how do Kindle or nook work their way around this?
I guess it's because Sony is trying to bypass the middleman and not surrender any profit here?
Edit: So, Sony only has to open up the web browser if they want to bypass this?, Like Amazon does?
It sounds like a lot of grey area that apple needs to get cleared up, or they're going to damage their image with users of the most popular ebook readers.
If folks can't actually browse, buy, read titles on their iPad, but instead have to go home and download the title on their PC first, it destroys a lot of the appeal.
yeah the workaround apparently is key with using the browser. The marketplace technically isn't in the app but rather the web which somehow makes it a-o-k.
The Android Market will fall sooner than the Apple Appstore, that is, if Google keeps allowing such soft regulation and protection of original application signed packages. It doesn't take a whole lot of prowess to pirate and hijack an app, and then sell it on the Android market.
people do this on the apple store though too. Do you remember the whole "mirror app" trend? There were like 3 dozen different retarded "transform your phone into a pocket mirror!!!" that all it did was turn off the screen.
sure that's not "pirate, hijack, and then resell" an app but it's to the same effect of duplication. I'm pretty sure to hijack an app on the appstore isn't too different. From what I'm aware, you can open up any app on Apple's store in your own SDK and modify crap aplenty to your content as long as you're a developer. Which Apple constitutes as ANYONE who pays the $100 entry fee yearly. With some ID editing or even easier: copy pasta code - anyone could be jacking apps on the Apple store as well.Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 2/1/11 at 9:43pm