2 comments on “Bad trends in main stream media and mobile tech

  1. Hello Wyatt…

    First off, full disclosure… I am the developer of KitchenPad Timer. Just read your article and I couldn’t agree with you more. Well some of you out there will read this comment and say… “of course he agrees, he is the developer”, but I am also an avid “news watcher” (someone help me out with a better term… does “newsie” work?) and have seen this opinion journalism slowly take over the major news programs.

    With that said, Kurt the Cyberguy expressed his “opinion” that he does not like to pay for apps, does that mean the rest of us won’t see value in it? Absolutely not! I have received a lot of email this week from users of KitchenPad Timer that love the app, and other news outlets have done a much better job at covering our application (See NY1 segment at http://bit.ly/amb5Oi).

    What a lot of main stream media fails to realize is that what we do as developers are real businesses, with real people behind them. We are not a big development house, but, we employ myself along with 4 other individuals. Thats 5 people, 5 family’s that need to earn a living, pay our bills and put food on the table just like everyone else. Is there some sort of illusion out there in the main stream media that all app developers are rich or something? Maybe next time we can give the app away for free and Kurt the Cyberguy can pay our salaries.

    One last point… I’m not against the “news” or its covering of all the great apps in the AppStore, any developer would agree that the exposure is great, and any developer that has had their app featured on a local or national news program knows the impact that it has on sales. I don’t want you to think I’m whining about our app getting on the news… quite the opposite. All we ask is that it is fair and factual reporting and that main stream media realize that not every app is free and there is a very good reason for that!

    Anyway… thanks Wyatt for this article. I am interested to see the feedback from your readers.

  2. Thank you Michael for your input. I did purchase the app and I like what I see so far. Very good use of graphics and the timer settings are great. Looking forward to the update. I’ve also added the video link you provided to the article.

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