I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.

One benefit to the App Store and iPhone SDK limitations

WeatherBug was one of the first widespread applications to come bundled with spyware. (Technically, I think it was just adware, but nobody distinguishes anymore.) So I’d never trust it enough to install a desktop app.

But I’m fine installing their iPhone app because I know that given the restrictions imposed by both the App Store TOS and the SDK’s sandboxing, it can’t possibly do anything harmful or sinister on my iPhone.