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Two views on iPhone OS and the App Store

Giles Turnbull

Most of you will have heard of Fraser Speirs. He's the developer behind FlickrExport and now Exposure for iPhone.

This week he's made two consecutive and interesting posts that show what it's been like to be a software developer during the first few days of the Store's operation.

In one post, he complains about the review process imposed on not just every app, but every update to every app that gets submitted to the Store. Things are not being reviewed fast enough, he says: "If Apple can't guarantee a maximum 24 hour review process, they should drop it."

In the second, Fraser reveals that Exposure has been downloaded an average of 3,200 times per day since the Store opened. It already has more users than FlickrExport for Aperture, a much older and better-established product.

"These are crazy numbers," he says. His point is simple: the iPhone as a platform is going to be huge. In fact, it's going to be "Apple's mainstream platform for 2012 and beyond." Now there's a prediction.

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