抵制iPhone操作系统过于封闭的感知

杰森斯内尔呼吁苹果允许侧载原生iPhone应用程序:

I don’t think the company needs to stop controlling what apps get in the App StoreAll Apple needs to do is add a new feature, buried several menu items down in the Settings app, that mirrors the one found on Android devices: an option that lets you install Apps from “unknown sources.” If a user tried to turn this option on, they’d get a scary warning about how these sources couldn’t be trusted, and that they may lead to instability, crashes, loss of data, you name it可怕的东西。

大多数用户永远不会找到该设置Many who do will be loath to turn it onBut by putting it there, Apple immediately shuts up every single claim that the iPhone isn’t open.

就个人而言,我欢迎这样的举动,但我认为这不会影响Snell的设想斯内尔的论点是,苹果应该这样做,以扼杀iPhone过于封闭的论点但如果苹果公司完全按照Snell的说法做出反应,那么评论家们仍会在关闭的App Store上竖起大拇指iPhone批评者很少让事实妨碍他们。

在同一篇文章的早些时候,Snell写道:

The other day I was talking to a colleague, a bright guy who obviously works in the technology and media industries, but isn’t on the technical sideHe’s what I’d call a moderately informed tech consumer, and I was showing him my new iPadHis response to me was shocking: He said that he had been interested in buying an iPad, but needed to read PDF files, and since Apple only supported its own formats, he couldn’t buy one.

当然iPad会读取PDF格式,我告诉他他很吃惊Can I load my own videos and music on it, or only stuff I buy from Apple? Sure, I told him, you can load your videos and musicI managed to bat down every single concern he had about the device.

If there are people who think the iPad can’t read PDFs or play music and videos that aren’t purchased from the iTunes Store, then surely there would be people who’d think you can only install apps from the App Store even if sideloading were a supported option, as per Snell’s suggestion.

是否App Store的问题太封闭不是Snell所说的他在谈论iPhone OS感知因为“太封闭”,即使在它实际上是敞开的地方App Store非常流行,但iPhone OS却是更多比App Store。

一个更好的策略是让Apple更好地推广iPhone已经开放的方式明确表示您可以播放来自任何地方的MP3音乐明确您可以从任何地方播放H.264视频。

而且,最重要的是,Apple需要更好地强调HTML5移动网络应用程序的功能,并且此类应用程序对开发人员和用户都是完全开放的使用围墙花园的隐喻,Apple需要让更多的人知道,就在App Store的美丽但严格控制和规范的围墙花园的街对面,有一个非常漂亮的公园,向所有人开放。

一个Web应用程序商店,按照Eric Meyer的建议我联系了今天早些时候,不应该也不会来自AppleApple应该拥有一个在iPhone和iPad上运行良好的优秀HTML5应用程序目录 - 并且可以更好地吹嘘HTML5,WebKit和iPhone OS作为完全开放的移动Web内容的最佳平台的状态。