Developers get prior access to iPads, but only by meeting strange requirements

Developers get prior access to iPads, but only by meeting strange requirements

Earlier today, we released a last-minute survey by Flurry Analytics highlighting that there are already third-party applications being tested on iPads provided by Apple, exclusively for the completion of the apps and their subsequent submission to the App Store. Since the announcement of the product, it was clear that this would become necessary sooner or later, as there is no way to test an application completely on the simulator provided by the company for Mac OS X.

iPad viewed from the front and from below

Even so, these developers are being the target of Ma's paranoia with regard to the secrecy of the product, which has not yet reached the hands of consumers in general. THE BusinessWeek says he knows the process of sending tablets to some developers, who, in addition to being required to agree to a confidentiality agreement, must prove to Apple with photos that the tablet is protected from the sight of strangers in an enclosed location, attached to an object fixed.

It is obvious that some of them consider this an exaggeration, like the creators of Evernote, which will release an edition of their note capture and organizing application for the iPad. However, even though they disagreed with Apple's requirements, they face difficulties to understand exclusive aspects of the tablet having only with reference to the electronic documentation provided to all iPhone OS application developers.

It's okay that Apple must have reasons to protect its developing products from the sight of strangers, but it should better consider the heavy lifting of anyone struggling to create content for the iPad in record time for its market launch. As much as her tools can supply the need for the device itself in certain situations, there is no way to test or consider certain functions without knowing it thoroughly, it should not be for nothing, for example, that it is still running after content agreements. after two months of advertising the tablet to journalists.