WWDC

Apple woos developers with promise of Chinese riches

Thanks to the incredible popularity of its devices, Apple may have one of the strongest software ecosystems out there, if not the strongest. If you’re a developer and you’re looking to strike it rich, there are few ecosystems that can compare.

In reality, of course, your chances of hitting the jackpot in the App Store are probably about as high as winning a lottery. The competition is fierce and most developers don’t see their apps don’t fly off the shelves. While that doesn’t mean developers will flee Apple’s ecosystem any time soon, it does pose a risk for Apple, who must look for new ways to keep developers on its side.

At WWDC this week, Apple may have found a way to do just that: China.

iEncroach: is Apple going too far?

Apple’s WWDC events are always big news, and yesterday was no exception.

Steve Jobs himself took to the stage as the company unveiled its first official
look at iOS 5, which is now available in beta to iOS Developer Program
members.