Sunday, May 4, 2014

Why I don't make anything for apple

Macs Yes and no


With macs I do end up having a build of some of my games in the end product but they usually are not published anywhere except the ones I put out on my websites. In case you havn't noticed the only website I remottely have had in the last year or so is this blog. I use to have a website hosted be serverfree, they were terrible. That is something to go over another day. In the end I haven't been able to find a host that will allow me to code my own website which to me is very important.

The problem with it is I don't own a Mac, I don't know the first place to publish, and the first place probably would not be my interest anyways because it probably would be apple's stores with a insane publishing fee.

I probably could not make the content I would like to get anywhere near any other publishing source either. Most of the time I don't even bother though.


Iphones and why I didn't and probably wont develop for them.

In order to develop for Iphones you need a Mac, a Iphone, and a $99 liceneses.
The cheapest Mac is the mac mini at $599 and for the hardware it is a very big rip off. The cheapest Iphone is iphone4s contract which the cost of the phone just gets added into the monthly cost which you end up spending more on in total. non-Contracted & unlocked its $450 else you will be spending $99 on iphone5s contracted and locked down, in which they charge you more still and oh god if you want that thing non-contracted and unlocked you are talking $549.00 - $649.00. In other words the cost of these devices just to develop is well outside of my means and I would be very lucky to make the money back on just the yearly cost.

Their insane agreements


Apples and microsofts user liceneses agreements on top of their developer agreements along with their software and development software user agreements tend to be some of the most cryptic agreements you can agree to.

They expect no one to read them but everyone to agree to them so they can do what ever they want to them. If half the people took the time to read either I think they would be disterbed and down right feel violated and ripped off.

A lot of people violate the agreements on a daily bases, which can result in law suits with extreme predigest results in favor of the corporation. They fully understand most people don't read before they agree. They design these agreements for the people who even do to just give up. They are designed to make everyone just avoid reading them by refferencing other parts of the document and sometimes other documents you may or may not have access to until you agree to them.

 Often with the flag that they can change the agreement any time they feel like and put anything they feel like into it without needing future permission you agree to those terms automatically.  Often updating the terms in their favor and sueing dozens of unknowning violators. Such as the ablity to re-sale your own devices.

The apple agreements I find down right disterbing and so limited that just trying to do anything I would feel unsafe from doing as it might be deemed trying to do something against the user term, then add 3 more agreements on there and you got the development agreements and that would just be for the mac. Throw another 4 or 5 up there and there is the Iphone along with a contracted phone.

Prices gathered from http://www.apple.com/ on 5/4/2014

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