The iPhoneDevCamp was a great experience for me.’ Lots of developers, lots of new ideas, lots of fun. I found it surprising though how many people still develop on this platform despite how badly Apple behaves towards its community. In San Francisco at iPhoneDevCamp there were about 500 developers that played for two days delivering an incredible amount of software (46 projects, in total), some of it of incredible value and power.
For me, used to the open exchange of information between free software crowds, it was very surprising to see how much iPhone/Apple fans love their gadgets. Despite the tight NDAs they need to sign, they’re still happy to code for free and give lots of value back to Apple. It makes me wonder.