Those early days of the App Store felt so magical. Suddenly, this little pocket computer had access to hundreds of applications to expand its capabilities. No more sweet solutions necessary.
But here we are, fifteen years later, and the App Store feels like more of a hindrance. A limitation on the platform that prevents entire categories of applications from even being developed.
For those of us that want to run these types of apps, we’re stuck relying on other sweet solutions to install and run the code. I would have hoped that Apple was the kind of company that would have opened things up years ago, but it seems they’ll be clinging to the status quo until regulators force their hand.