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iOS 5.0 / iCloud Release day is here at long last!
This means: 
You can get our new iOS 5 exclusive App with the insanely great new Apple Page Flip wooo! http://bit.ly/todayApp
Did i mention our new App: Everyday Notes ;) ? 
You can reorder spaces in Lion
Your Pages and Numbers and soon all your Apps magically sync together
You create an incredibly enormous music library in iTunes Match and it will take up 0 disk space
Configure your Airport from your phone/iPad
Text message and MMS anyone on iOS all you want for free
This is an incredibly important day for Apple.
We are smartphone developers. We are paying attention. Today, we have over 2.5 million people on our App Do It (Tomorrow). It started on iOS, but the tides are turning: we now have 1.5 million downloads on Android, and only 1 million downloads on iOS. 
Apple’s business model is one of the highest risk and highest reward models: they must consistently leapfrog the competition every single year in order to justify their margins. Their only natural monopoly they can rest on is their amazing brand. Google can rest on their data, Microsoft and Facebook can rest on their network effects, but Apple must always, always make ground breaking products.
The reality today is that they have started to lose momentum to Android. As indie developers, iOS is still our preferred platform but we are starting to invest more in Android and stabilize iOS investment. 
Whatever the case though, if Apple loses or Android loses or even if they both lose, you and I will win. The super smartphone model is here to stay, it will replace everything in your home and in your office, and everyone will have them in every location in the world. Some people will lament or put on blinders to the passing of the HTML centric world, which does have its advantages and will probably eventually return to dominance, but this revolution is just starting: 95% of mobile phone users do not have a smartphone, but it is certain that they will.
 

iOS 5.0 / iCloud Release day is here at long last!

This means: 

  • You can get our new iOS 5 exclusive App with the insanely great new Apple Page Flip wooo! http://bit.ly/todayApp
  • Did i mention our new App: Everyday Notes ;) ? 
  • You can reorder spaces in Lion
  • Your Pages and Numbers and soon all your Apps magically sync together
  • You create an incredibly enormous music library in iTunes Match and it will take up 0 disk space
  • Configure your Airport from your phone/iPad
  • Text message and MMS anyone on iOS all you want for free

This is an incredibly important day for Apple.

We are smartphone developers. We are paying attention. Today, we have over 2.5 million people on our App Do It (Tomorrow). It started on iOS, but the tides are turning: we now have 1.5 million downloads on Android, and only 1 million downloads on iOS. 

Apple’s business model is one of the highest risk and highest reward models: they must consistently leapfrog the competition every single year in order to justify their margins. Their only natural monopoly they can rest on is their amazing brand. Google can rest on their data, Microsoft and Facebook can rest on their network effects, but Apple must always, always make ground breaking products.

The reality today is that they have started to lose momentum to Android. As indie developers, iOS is still our preferred platform but we are starting to invest more in Android and stabilize iOS investment. 

Whatever the case though, if Apple loses or Android loses or even if they both lose, you and I will win. The super smartphone model is here to stay, it will replace everything in your home and in your office, and everyone will have them in every location in the world. Some people will lament or put on blinders to the passing of the HTML centric world, which does have its advantages and will probably eventually return to dominance, but this revolution is just starting: 95% of mobile phone users do not have a smartphone, but it is certain that they will.

 

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