app store

Today's Obsession: Killing Free Versions

For our app developers in the audience, Marco Arment writes a generously long and well-thought piece at his site about his pricing and development practices. Marco’s the author of Instapaper, an app for reading longer pieces with better typography. Instapaper’s a great little piece of work; it’s designed to remove everything from your screen...

Today's Obsession: Sparrow

Here’s a new mail application which I’m looking forward to using—Sparrow. The interface is clearly derived from the simplicity of the current Twitter for Mac versions, which I’m not crazy about, but is workable. The app itself is actually a GMail client, so you can use it to replace Apple Mail and the workarounds...

Today's Obsession: Weirdness in the App Store

Ryan Block has written an interesting take on what sort of work might be sold in Apple’s new desktop App Store, and his opinion on what consumer-level users expect to pay, which sort of freaks me out. For the longest time now, we’ve watched software development turn into something end users expect to be...