Loukides Captures the Key Difference in Google v. Apple Strategy


Mike Loukides writes “App Inventor and the culture wars” on Radar this morning. Here’s an excerpt:

“Apple is saying “trust us, it will just work.” Google is saying “We’ll help you to be creative and make your own stuff that works for you.” There’s nothing inherently wrong with either approach. Apple’s approach is more appropriate for an entertainment device, more like the 60s TV, radio, or dial phone. It does more, but it’s still sealed; you can’t open it up and hack it. There are plenty of people who want that kind of experience–possibly a majority. Google is opening up the guts and letting you create–and taking the gamble that people who haven’t been creative in the past will start.”

Go read the full post on Radar.