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Wanted: non-developers to develop Android apps

When Apple made it clear that apps created with Adobe's Flash Packager for iPhone would not be permitted in the App Store, Steve Jobs had an explanation: "We know from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in sub-standard apps and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform."

Many, myself included, found Jobs' explanation to be somewhat disingenuous. Tools that facilitate cross-platform development aren't necessarily responsible for bad code and poor software; bad development practices and poorly-skilled developers almost always are.

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