Stacks on the iPhone

Stacks, for the iPhone and iPod touch, is potentially the most useful piece of sofware out there.

If your iPhone is jailbroken.

If your iPhone is running firmware 2.x.

The software allows the iPhone to have a “stack” in the dock, much akin to Leopards stacks.  This allows the user to have many items in one place, and adds to the organization and neatness of the iPhone.  Not to mention it looks sexy.  The problem?

Stacks doesn’t work on firmware 3.0.  Most users are reporting that it doesn’t work, or only works halfway.  I tried it myself, and it continuously sent my iPod into safe mode (which was epic, btw).  So it only half worked.  I hate things like this.  The project is closed source (except for version 1, which the author says is buggy), and so no more development can happen on it.  He blames his lack of development on the fact that his other software is being pirated.  I don’t know if this is the case, but I think it’s ridiculous to stop developing for that reason.  If you are sick and tired of working on it, put it up as open source and leave it for someone else to try.  Don’t be bitter and hide something good from the world.  That just makes you a tool.

steventroughtonsmith, I hope you read this, and I hope you change your mind.

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~ by wayfarer247 on October 2, 2009.

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