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MacBytes
Oct 5, 2009, 02:38 PM
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pimentoLoaf
Oct 5, 2009, 02:55 PM
I like the part about how an app programmer was only paid $5000 a few months ago and now can make $40,000.

With a small amount of programming expertise and a modicum of creativity, one could have a nice second job.

Of course, big money will always be in creating a minimally-functional app and dumping it into the app store for $0.99. If you can get 400,000 people to try it, that's $396,000 clear profit.

bondsbw
Oct 5, 2009, 03:27 PM
If you can get 400,000 people to try it, that's $396,000 clear profit.

That's $277,200... remember Apple gets 30%.

rstansby
Oct 5, 2009, 03:42 PM
Of course, big money will always be in creating a minimally-functional app and dumping it into the app store for $0.99. If you can get 400,000 people to try it, that's $396,000 clear profit.

I think this stanley app is a perfect example of why it will become very hard to sell "minimally-functional" apps for $0.99. Why buy a level app for $0.99 when stanley will give you one for free.