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Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review

Windows tries mobile (again), people sue other people (again), Google's Roman holiday, and UDID angst.

In the first edition of Developer Week in Review, we look at Microsoft's return to the mobile space, further adventures in patent madness, Google's new/old language, and why the latest Apple privacy controversy may be a tempest in a teapot.

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iPhone economics and lower barriers to entry

iPhone economics and lower barriers to entry

The power of the App Store is defined by more than direct revenue.

The App Store has exposed incumbents in the mobile industry to the same sort of asymmetric competition that has reshaped the media industry over the past decade. Developers are responding in droves to the economic incentives that lower barriers to entry create, as well as the fact that the App Store has generated $1 billion in royalty payments in just a few years.

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Where do developers draw the line with Apple?

Where do developers draw the line with Apple?

Two developers, one out of iPhone development and the other still in, examine the App Store.

Dan Grigsby and Dan Pilone have both developed iPhone applications. Both have concerns about development restrictions, too. But only one remains within Apple's ecosystem. Here, the developers examine the App Store from two viewpoints: one that's in and one that's out.

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Innovation from the Edges: PayPal Taps the Developer Community to Build Next-Gen Payment Apps

Innovation from the Edges: PayPal Taps the Developer Community to Build Next-Gen Payment Apps

Developer Challenge offers big prizes for best apps using new APIs

Two enduring tenets of Web 2.0 are “A platform beats an application every time” and “All the smart people don’t work for you.” Online payment giant PayPal took those bits of wisdom to heart and recently announced the PayPal X APIs, a new group of developer APIs designed to enable new applications that can more tightly integrate with PayPal services. To encourage developers to create some awesome applications with the APIs, PayPal is offering prizes $100,000 and $50,000 (in cash plus waived transaction fees) for the best new applications. We caught up with PayPal’s director for their Developer Network, Naveed Anwar, and he filled us in on what the new PayPal APIs bring to the table for application designers.

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