Debug 48: Melton & Ganatra episode II: Understanding Apple

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple, talk about working hard, promoting diversity, touch screen technology, and how they manage.

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • I don't think they understood the point about Apple screwing users with iOS. It's not about screwing users, it's about security. But it's not about user security, it's about securing the 30 % cut. The reason why Apple enforces all their restrictions on iOS users is primarily not to protect them, it's to protect the money stream that the App Store generates. They don't want under any circumstance to repeat the mistake they did on the Mac where users are free to install programs the way they choose to.
  • After submitting I realized that I might have come out a bit more nasty than I wanted, sorry and apologies. This series has been extremely well made and filled with insightful commentary. Thanks for taking the time.
  • No. You were pretty spot on. Apple doesn't care about you, they care about the money. Period. Apple locks it down for the sole purpose of control, not security, otherwise Apple would let you do more with your products to make it truly your own. I saw and heard one word that stood out. Diversity. What diversity? You can develop any app you want as long as it conforms to Apple's strict guidelines. But these guidelines are all the same. Every app has to do the same thing and work the same way, heck, they even have to almost look the same.....just the content is different. There is no diversity...unless you consider different colors diversity.
  • The "organic, fleshy meatiness of humans"! Heh.