July 27, 2012

Sandboxing and the App Store

New restrictions that cripple applications sold in the App Store have led a number of developers to leave the store, even at the cost of abandoning their installed base. Marco Arment concludes that

The Mac App Store is in significant danger of becoming an irrelevant, low-traffic flea market where buyers rarely venture for serious purchases. And I bet that’s not what Apple had in mind at all.

I think it might turn out to be a high-traffic flea market of limited relevance, a place for casual users and game-players (in both senses of the word).