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Apple Remote App Written By One Developer

Apple Remote App Written By One Developer

Posted August 3, 2010 at 1:27pm by iClarified · 7807 views
Apple's Remote App was written by one person, not a team, and hasn't been updated because he is busy working on other things, according to Sachin Agarwal CEO of Posterous.

Agarwal, who worked on Final Cut Pro for six years at Apple, notes that the developer is a good friend of his and explains a few things about how the company works in a new blog posting.

Apple doesn't build large teams to work on every product they make. Instead, they hire very few, but very intelligent people who can work on different projects and move around as needed. One day you might be working on the Remote app, and the next day you might get pulled on to another project that needs your help.

The engineers on the Mac OS and iOS teams move back and forth between the two projects based on release cycles and what's needs to ship next.

Read More [via 9to5Mac]

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TheCoose - August 3, 2010 at 1:44pm
Wow, any programming development group knows how inefficient and improper developing like this is. This a high risk method of development as well. If they don't see value in owning the people in the development team or the need for dedicated staff, farm it to contractor. What happens if (god forbid) this person dies or quits? Now someone has to learn it all from the ground up and read through from someone else? I can't believe Apple is running their development team like a small entrepreneur company! you'd think they'd be driven towards a professionally managed based company structure. That's funny <-- I can say that because it's not my money that's at risk!! lol
John - August 3, 2010 at 1:52pm
I can agree with that and I've seen many companies fail or loose massive amounts of money due to poor management decisions such as this one. I would never wish that on anyone, but Apple, you need to get your **** together! Go hire a Business Developer and get structured already.
TrentRezzznor - August 3, 2010 at 3:40pm
LOL, no doubt. Amazing that they have coma as far as they have!!!
Banarama - August 3, 2010 at 6:40pm
Well I'd say it's working.
Philip - August 3, 2010 at 1:43pm
Well mr. intelligent needs to put out a good iTunes remote for the iPad!!! I've been waiting for quite some time now. Pls!? Can't imagine it's that difficult. Fullforce almost makes it perfect for the iPad. But not quite
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