I decided to try HEY email to see if it will work for me. Apparently they wanted to do a Calendar this year as well. But, Apple rejected their app.

David Heinemeier Hansson posted about the rejection. And said Basecamp wouldn’t pay the 30% app store premium.

We’re never going to roll over and pay Apple 30% in protection money to be left alone.

He ended the post with

One can only dream. But one should also fight. You don’t get something for nothing.

I’m struck wondering, why does he thinks HEY Calendar should be listed in the Apple App store for nothing? Getting listed is something.