October 13, 2009

Are App Stores Evil?

Article Source Linux Magazine
October 12, 2009, 9:14 pm

The mobile device of today is faster, sexier and much more capable than the days of the Palm III, but releasing code is just the opposite. It can take longer today to deploy your application than it does to write your application. It is an understatement to say that navigating the business landscape is quite burdensome for today’s mobile developer.

I was recently speaking to a client for whom I develop and support mobile applications. The primary question was: “how do we price the application? If we distribute it through the application store for free and charge on the back-end, do we have to give (unnamed third party goes here) a cut of the revenue...?”

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