I know I’m scraping the bottom of the meme barrel a bit but this was the first thing I saw the week’s topic!
As a weathered BCM student, I’m well aware of the ‘iOS vs. Android discussion’ pitfall and so will cheekily make comparisons to a different front of the battle; that of PC gaming. The online store ‘Good Old Games’ (or GOG), launched a service called GOG Galaxy to challenge Steam’s nigh unchallenged reign. Galaxy operates as part of the ‘open’ philosophy; that a users platform should allow them a larger degree of control. GOG, for example, has a refund policy stretching ‘thirty days after purchase, no matter how long you’ve played it’ as long as it’s technically broken. Steam? 2 hours playtime. GOG Galaxy’s games have no DRM. Steam’s do, albeit usually unobtrusive. Fundamentally, the two services can be compared loosely the the aforementioned debate. The battle rages on!