Friday, February 17, 2012

Sandboxing allows free Guardian access

I like reading news online. It saves out forests plus is much more interactive. I have been looking for a newspaper to subscribe to. Times are out of question. Guardian, seems like good option, especially as they offer first day free. However, if you combine this try before buy offer with iOS sandbox architecture the newspaper issuer may loose out. here is why.

Try following:
1. Download Guardian through NewStand Store
2. Enjoy reading first day
3. Next day delete the app from news-stand
4. Download again

To correct this would require for apple to know that I downloaded the app already and indicate this to Guardian app.

I am in any way suggesting doing it. It is just interesting to see a security feature disrupting revenue.