What Do All These Phone Apps Do? Mostly Marketing

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

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