Booting porn from the app store seems self defeating for Apple. Porn isn’t going away. Moving it out of the app store will create a thriving market that Apple doesn’t control. It will be web apps, not native apps, and third parties will dominate the payment infrastructure.
Comment on “jwheare’s web of music and the Media URI spec” by Kevin Prichard: MP3 files can contain text, of course, and I’ve occasionally found lyrics stored inside TEXT and USLT frames. But there’s no consistency at all, probably never will be – more likely to find spam inside a TEXT frame. Your idea for […]
I’m happy to say that I’m working at MOG now. The place has a scrappy startup style but is stable and well managed. They bring their hearts to the product. They’ve survived remarkably long in the brutal internet music business. My title is product manager. I’ll keep what I’m working on confidential in the short […]
/via Dave Haynes One of the functions of a well designed instrument is to help players understand where they are in the composition, in the rhythm, and in the harmony. I’m interested in this as a dynamically tweakable user interface, because that makes it possible for the interaction design to evolve.
The Streaming Content Payment use case for PaySwarm encompasses the same multi-vendor music provider environment as Playdar: Tellulah is a DJ and would like to setup a non-profit Internet radio station to stream Weekly Top 40 songs along with a mix of independent music. She would like to cover her expenses as well as the […]
Jay Fienberg thoughts on payment protocols: The “web” answer is more in the client / user agent than in the cloud. Generally, payment mechanism on the web rely on someone being registered with a service, and then authenticated for each transaction. That service handles a bunch of stuff that has to do with banking, and […]
Echonest has released a web service for mapping music identifiers across namespaces. One of the problems faced by music application developers is the issue of ID translation. You may have a collection of music that is in once ID space (Musicbrainz for instance) but you want to use a music service (such as the Echo […]
I have payment protocols for the open web on the brain and ran across a protocol based on texting: Paypal’s Text To Give system. Text the donation code to the number shown. We’ll call or text you back to confirm the donation. Here’s another one, this time specialized for tickets: txt2buy. To buy a ticket; […]
Peter Robinett shows you the HTML5 money: There are actually several alternate app download mechanisms for the iPhone platform, from the installers of the jailbreaking scene (Cydia, Installer, etc) to PhoneGap apps that simply display a list of web apps to websites that are simple landing pages. Given that the iPhone platform supports local web […]
Maybe HTML5 will indeed make the technology stack for iPhone apps obsolete. But Greg points out that there’s nothing to substitute for the business stack: Beyond the technical capacities of native vs. web apps, I think we underestimate the value of the ecosystem of small app business that Apple has created with the store. Sometimes […]