Yes you are right, the developer company that gets this treatment belong to our beloved Pakistan,
here is the story
Although the story focuses on the aspect of in consistency of Apple in verifying the apps, it does mention Pakistan explicitly when it refers to Khalid Shaikh.
“Khalid Shaikh and his 26-employee team (most of which are in Pakistan) have published 943 applications (thank you TapMetrics for validating these numbers). “
Last night when i read the story i was really disappointed. Thank you Mr Khalid Shaikh this was perhaps the best Independence day gift you could have given to the nation.
The gentle man’s thought pattern can be summarized in this sentence
“Instead, he says, heâ€™s going for â€œless product valueâ€ and â€œmore monetization.â€ So, instead of developing one or two apps and charging $0.99, Khalid prefers to create hundreds of apps and charge $4.99.”
At another place some one expresses this because of his business tactics
as one commenter write
“jesus, this guy is sitting somewhere in Pakistan.
at least thats what he wrote in one post in some dev-forum……..so he couldn’t care less about possible copyright violations.”
With companies like Tintash, Tkxel and Geniteam doing some great work (I am sure there are many freelancers and other organizations which are not yet in our radar) in Iphone development, working and making their own mark, this would make some impct on their credibility as well.
How should we react to this eludes me, we have P@SHAÂ as a representative of software houses, maybe sending a joint message out that we as a nation do not in any way support such shady means, and some ruckus on Pakistani blogosphere to condemn would be a start.
If you ever thought that one man could not do much difference here is your proof, one person singlehandedly brought a bad name to a nation which despite its issues shows glimmer of hope with its energetic entrepreneurs .
And the irony is that Mr Shaikhs name matches exactly to a person arrested and tried on terrorism charges from Pakistan.