A disillusioned app developer washes his hands of his latest creation on eBay. This article raises a number of points about the future of the app ‘ecosystem’.
Marketplaces are awash with apps that serve no real purpose. You don’t know what to
look for, and when you do, app search engines are poor. You hate your bloated smartphone and don’t use 80% of the apps, and despise the constant app updates.
Now, it seems even the developers are sick to death of the whole deal, with this guy flogging his app and all royalties on eBay. Not surprising when you check the treatment Apple give app developers.
I hope 2012 is the year we start realizing that the mantra ‘there’s an app for that’ is stupid.
What there should be, and where it can be done, is a well designed service that uses html5.