Originally Posted by emig647
:sigh: Will you please re-read what i wrote? I did NOT say ONLY way, I said EASIEST. I'm starting to get irritated with you questioning me being a developer for words you're putting into my mouth. Are you always this confrontational?
Frankly I interpreted what you said in the same way. Frankly I had the same puzzled look, because there are many free
ways to develop on the MAC.
4.99 from the few people that paid it isn't going to make up for their development costs. I'll admit I'm not an accountant or anywhere near it. But this has been discussed in depth on other forums, none of which points to 4.99 making up for any additional costs. Especially when a great number are already paying $99 or $198 for both Mac and iOS accounts. Nor does it point to the returns on gaining developers who are interested in the platform but are then forced to pay 4.99 to learn about it where it used to be free.
Actually it is $4.99 in revenue and considering the current climate at Apple it is just a drop in the bucket. In any event I will repeat a common refrain, if $5 is to much for you you are in the wrong business.
Seriously folks $5 bucks is pocket change. You should work on projects where the IDEs cost thousands of dollars for each controller in a machine.
Look at it this way I don't know why Apple charged $5 for the IDE, but it is simply hilarious to complain about what is effectively peanuts. Or to try to state that $5 keeps developers away.