An Honest App Store Article

If you’ve been reading our blog, nothing that you find in this Newsweek article will surprise you. What is refreshing is to see some honest-to-god journalism going on, and from a major news outlet no less. The article highlights just what a great thing the Apple App Store can be. At the same time, they take a very realistic approach to this, talking about what the reality of the App Store is for the majority of developers and highlighting what it is becoming.

The most interesting point in this area is the admission that the big boys have finally decided that mobile devices are worth their time and that they are forcing out a lot of those indie developers that dominated the top 10 lists early on.

You can read the full article here.

2 thoughts on “An Honest App Store Article

  1. Ken M

    Maybe I am not clear on the concept but…… ” Most apps take at least six months of full-time work and cost between $20,000 and $150,000″ and “the average price of apps has crashed: now three out of four cost 99 cents or less” (that represent $.70 revenue)…. Add to that the supposed necessity of incurring expenses such as “$7,000 for marketing, $5,000 for legal and administrative services, $4,000 for logo and Web-site art” …. How is this a sustainable business model?

    Wake up folks, the App Store is a distribution channel, nothing more, nothing less. It is not, nor is any other distribution channel for that matter, a guarantee that your “business” will be a financial success.

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