Filing iOS bugs using Radar and Open Radar

Apple requests all developers to report bugs, regardless of how trivial you may think the issue is. The Apple bug reporting system is Radar

Unfortunately, Radar is a closed system, so the only bugs you can view are those are those you have submitted.

Back in November of 2008, Dave Dribin tweeted:

I’d love to make a public rdar database. I’ve got some ideas on how to implement it. Anyone else interested?

Within about 24 hours this tweet emerged from Tim Burks:

Here’s a quick start using App Engine…

And Open Radar was born.

Dave Dribin describes in more detail the story on how Open Radar evolved.