With the WWDC keynote, the obituaries for some third party apps have started. Although I do not think that suddenly having to compete with Apple is the end of the world, there is one question that keeps bothering me:
Might it be a better business model for us Mac developers to bring ideas from the Mac platform (including Apple’s) to Windows than it is to create innovative apps for the Mac?
I have often observed Windows users being envious when they see how easy to use Mac apps are. We constantly get requests from Windows users for Windows versions of FotoMagico and iStopMotion although there are plenty of stop motion or slideshow apps available for Windows. Tons of Windows users want the iLife suite. Many people that see me giving presentations with Keynote wish they had something like it on their Windows machines.
There is a fairly big market there.