#371: Adding the Word “Email” to That List


Today we weigh in on Basecamp and their app’s recent rejection from the App Store. We talk about what should have been foreseen by Basecamp, Apple’s relationship with its developer community, and daydream about how Apple might “fix” this problem for the future.

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