"Stop the madness The long cycle times for developing mobile apps have led to startup failures that look more like 1999."
Brilliant post by Andrew Chen which reflects everything that frustrates me about the AppStore and the drive for super high quality design in v1's when these should be Minimum Viable Product.
If you followed our story, you'll see why this post touches a nerve. When we pivoted to Scoop.it, we moved away (temporarily) form mobile just partly because of that.
The App Store model is a hit or miss while historically, the positive development about the Web has been one of decreasing cost to launch, lean startup theory and pivots. SEO, referall traffic, social also played a role in a lot of "overnight successes that took months to build" like for instance Pinterest's. And none of these exist yet in the iOS world.