Web Comics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I recently published an iPhone / iPad app called Web Comics, a simple RSS reader with over a hundred of your favorite web comics, allowing you to share your favorite episodes with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.

I was excited when Web Comics hit the App Store yesterday, however rather than happy fans I was flooded by angry artists upset that their content was being consumed by the app.

I quickly reacted to the inquiries, changing the price from $1.99 to FREE, and then eventually removing the app from sale.

My apologizes to the artists, I did not mean to offend, the exact opposite actually.

I love all these comics, and read many of them daily. However I found it frustrating not being able to read them in one place, especially on my phone. That’s why I created the app, because I personally found it quite useful, and I hoped that others would too.

In hindsight I should have asked permission from each artist to consume their content.

My apologies again.



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