The marketing geniuses are at it again!!!!
Thank God for brilliant marketing people!!!!!
Now we are thrilled to be opening our new Mac App Store to the hundreds of thousands of Mac developers and tens of millions of Mac users around the world
I don't have Apple's sales figures, so let's just take some median numbers, shall we??? Let's let "hundreds of thousands" of Mac developers be equal to 500,000, and let's let "tens of millions" of Mac users be equal to 50,000,000.
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that each one of these 50,000,000 buyers goes out and buys 1 application from each of these 500,000 developers. That equates to:
50,000,000/500,000=100 copies sold. By God...your rich!!!
After years of development, you can expect to make the following, based on these figures:Cost of Product/Net income:
We can, of course, play a "fun with numbers" game, as in company A has 20 developers, sells 10,000 units at $100.00 a piece, whereas companies Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z have 2 or less developers and sell a grand total of 0 (zero) products (I'll let you do the math for this disaster).
Sarcasm aside, there are a fair number of companies that simply cannot comply with these standards. For example, companies that make utilities like "Disk Warrior" or "Tech Tools Pro" need access to admin level permissions, and reading the standards, they're excluded.
Being excluded from a "sales list" like this could be interpreted as a "mark of inferiority." Oh, really???? So the guy developing software that makes f*rting sounds is perfectly welcome, but those making advanced diagnostic tools aren't???? (As an FYI, there were two companies developing f*rting sound software for the iPhone that got into a lawsuit over this "high tech" stuff).
Mr. Jobs and his team of "marketing geniuses" have deluded themselves into believing the computer is nothing more than a two bit gadget. He made such a comment about the iPad stating "it's all anyone needed."
- Mail: Yes
- Movies: Yes
- F*rting Sound Software: Why, of course
- Find the nearest bar: Certainly
- Imaging for cancer screening: Don't be ridiculous, silly rabbit
- Calculating Fourier Series/Transforms for interference problems: Don't be ridiculous...interference problems don't exist, especially on iPhones
- Financial Calculations: Naaahhh...trust the guys on Wall Street to analyze everything for you, they know what they're doing!!!!
The "store" looks like it's a bad idea, a really, really bad idea, and clearly, in my opinion, even the quotes coming from Apple haven't been well thought out.....just like the list of requirements!