Last week, I asked just why Apple has left its Remote App to rot in the App Store, unupdated despite new hardware coming out. The reason? One guy wrote it and now he’s working on other things.
Yes, according to Posterous CEO Sachin Agarwal, Apple is run like a huge startup, with small, even one-man teams assigned to projects.
Apple doesn’t build large teams to work on every product they make. Instead, they hire very few, but very intelligent people who can work on different projects and move around as needed.
One day you might be working on the Remote app, and the next day you might get pulled on to another project that needs your help.
It’s a really interesting insight into Apple’s corporate culture and it seems to be working well for them. Although, come on, can’t you just give the dude a week or two to update the app? Is that asking too much? Please, Apple? [Sachin via Apple Insider]