App Store Stories: One man's app. Three corporations. Lyrics 2 against the world.





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App Store Stories: One man's app. Three corporations. Lyrics 2 against the world.


by Erica Sadun (RSS feed) on Oct 28th 2009 at 8:00AM



When Joris Kluivers (@kluivers on Twitter) set out to write his Lyrics app for iPhone, he never intended to personally take on Apple, Sony, and Gracenote. Kluivers, a student at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, was just trying to get his foot in the App Store door, not go toe-to-toe with three media behemoths. The story of how he ended up navigating through the corporate bulwarks to eventually successfully publish his latest release, Lyrics 2 (iTunes Link), with the blessings of all three companies, no less, makes quite the App Store saga.