February 26th, 2011
A would-be developer for RIM's new Playbook tablet computer ends up having to jump through a few too many hoops on the way to getting RIM's software development kit installed and up and running:
You win. I concede defeat. I no longer want to attempt developing an app for the Playbook. Are you happy now? Surely you must be. Considering how terribly designed the entire process is, from the registration right through to loading an app into the simulator, I can only assume that you are trying to drive developers away by inconveniencing them as much as humanly possible. Just in case you've forgotten, let me give you a little recap of the process you've put together. [...]
The full post is well worth a read. Make sure you follow the story to the very end, where our budding developer gets a … surprising … email from RIM.
[Via Daring Fireball]