I’m furious out of my mind. Can’t people open up their eyes?

I waited a few days for the steam to be out, and now I can ask you:

Are you aware of what Apple did for you, developers?

Not only does Apple provide the hardware (iDevices) but also the software to realize your wildest dreams (let’s not forget the forums and the documentation.)

The Apple SDK is packed with gems, chunks of code to ease your life, and so much more that it’s beyond words.

Apple gives you the key to success, to earn money, to do what matters to you, more than any other company (no names here, you know what I mean.)

Is this an ode to Apple? A manifesto?

It certainly is… in its tiniest form.

Now don’t get me wrong. The AppStore isn’t heaven. It is a pile of shit with only a few outstanding apps.

However, what is the most striking is that since the inception of mobile apps, no one really measured the impact those apps have on our daily lives, and also how and why having so much power in our pockets can make us better beings in a better world.

If a better world really exists, it has never been created by developers alone (mostly greedy and with an oversized ego) but by the chemistry made by Apple and the developing community.

I write community as I hate competition and value cooperation.

I think that Steve was as proud of his products as he is of his AppStore.

Don’t dare turn the latter into a place where lower instincts rule.

Thank you Steve, thank you Apple, from the bottom of the worn out heart of another developer (me) who knows what you have done.

I miss you, Jobs.