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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
2013-08-14 00:42:47
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
Here's just a semi-related rant.

I'd still probably have preferred iPhone for some of its qualities

If you value the quality of being the owner of the device even a tiny little bit, you've made the right choice. Apple doesn't even allow you to run your own programs on your own phone unless you get an expensive license. And if you do, you still can't send your program to anyone else; it will only run on your personal phone. Either you must get a really expensive license, or all your friends must get a developer's license as well.

And if you want to write free software (which people are allowed to study and redistribute), you're out of luck. Apple explicitly forbids that, and doesn't even offer a license which would allow it.

So if you might want to go into programming, or you have any friends who do and whose programs you might want to try out, stay away from Apple.

Oh, and from Windows Phone, too. They're not quite as extreme as apple, from what I heard, but they have similar policies.

For Android, AFAIK, anyone can write programs. You only have to pay to get them in Google's official distribution (Google Play), but you can test things without them being in there, and your friends can, too. Personally I'd be worried about Google tracking your every move, but there isn't really a way around that anyway.

shevek has released 2 files

TitleCategoryAvgUpdated
browser editorDevelopment, Unfinished, Source, UtilityN/AMay 2nd, 2018
Karel ende ElegastD-Mod, RompFair 6.5January 8th, 2012

shevek has written 2 reviews

TitleFileTypeScoreDate
Excellent game: highly recommended The DiscipleNormalExceptional 9.0June 1st, 2016
Surprisingly good Long DMOD NameFeaturedFair 6.0April 15th, 2015