View Full Version : App Store reality-check long overdue, say NZ developers

Jul 30, 2009, 10:18 PM
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Jul 30, 2009, 10:54 PM
Apple needs to get their head out of the sand and start fixing things. iTunes connect/the number of provisioning devices limitations is a ********* joke.

Jul 31, 2009, 12:13 AM
Is it apple's fault people are more interested in paying a dollar for an app then they are in paying say, 10 dollars?

it's a mobile phone, not a computer.

i think devs need to understand that unless you can really create an innovative crazy product you probably aren't going to be able to pull off huge/sustainable profit margins from it! that is bad for everyone, but it's true. i think it's probably better to have a smaller budget and have more room for small profit then have a large budget and then need to expect a certain level of sales.

i agree with the statement in the article that "apple did not create a dollar app store, the developers did".

is there room for improvement in the top 10 and categories? absolutely! the app store is far from perfect, and there is much work to be done. i hope apple gets their act together in that respect.

But it is not apple's fault if a developer can't sell an application. if it is a good product, and you market it well, it will sell. period.

Jul 31, 2009, 03:55 AM
It's funny. Whenever you read those stories and you check the apps of the quoted developers--they're crap!

In this story, there's a guy from North Carolina who runs a company named Riverturn. He says he stopped "all iPhone projects". Sound like quite a big place with several projects running at the same time, right? Then how come that in the AppStore they only have one single app, a lame speed dialer? These people are not credible.

I'm still convinced that if your app is good (that means a) useful or entertaining and b) polished interface) it will sell well and make a profit.

Jul 31, 2009, 07:05 AM
The App Store has blown away every 'competitor' in the market (are there any?), yet these guys are suggesting it's a complete disaster.

Stop moaning, and up your game! Improve your offerings, do some marketing. Like every other company on Earth.