In the current climate, it would be easy for Instapaper creator Marco Arment to raise a couple million dollars in order to scale his business.
But Arment isn’t interested in chasing user growth like most startups. He would prefer to build something his users care about a lot, enough to actually pay for it themselves. Read More
One of the big problems for folks developing mobile apps is the expensive and random process of promoting the finished product.
“Right now, the only way to get distribution for your application is to pay out the nose on an existing ad network, get “TechCrunched,” or to call in a favor at Apple (presuming you Read More
Like many developers, Marco Arment was not initially a fan of the secretive review process for Apple’s app store.
But in a blog post today Arment says he’s changed his mind, perhaps motivated by some of the problems he’s been seeing in the Google app store.
“Another day, another batch of Instapaper trademark Read More
Content providers beware — Apple is putting the squeeze on publishers that use its App Store as a platform for selling their own programs. The New York Times reports:
Apple rejected Sony’s iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books bought from the Sony Reader Store.
Apple told Sony that from now Read More
Four weeks after it was submitted to Apple, the November issue of Esquire still hasn’t been approved for the iPad. Mashable reports that the app was deemed too risque, and that Hearst has resubmitted a less sexual version.
Meanwhile, British tabloid The Sun introduced page 360 for the iPad, displaying topless Read More