Originally Posted by pt123
The app store isn't much better for finding apps either, unless you are top 10 the app is buried somewhere, to be found if you really know about it.
I'm also getting a bit tired of the iPhone comparison given that iPhone users have NO CHOICE as to how they find and install apps.
The only meaningful comparisons are policy ones, like app rejection (not to mention ex post rejection), annual fees, lack of promotion in the fees, and lots of apps that never get any notice until the developer spends MORE of his time and money to advertise. Considering the HASSLE Apple makes you go through as a DEVELOPER, the fees are laughable. Apple developers already have to deal with enough hassle as it is without having to compete against an app store.
It all starts to make brick and mortar software boxing sound like a bargain in comparison. What, we pay 50% AND they promote the product? Where so I sign up?
It would be great if Apple's aim was to promote Mac software and not try to corner the Mac software retail market for a few more $$$ in the short term. I'm not saying they should do it for free (although it may benefit them to do so!) but 30%? 7% would be reasonable even given the burden of their policies.
Any Mac developer who has already setup a payment system will be shaking their head. Who is this designed for again?
If anyone here is looking forward to paying Apple 30% of their revenues, please chime in. I'm all ears!