Sander van der Wal
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There has been much talk of how well Apple developers get on with acceptance compared with Ovi, however Ovi Store is not "random",like Apple see the article titled iPhone App Store roulette: A tale of rejection
and at least the apps do get approved unlike this developerApple's random rules for iPhone app approval are a recipe for trivial apps and alienated developers
By Peter Wayner | InfoWorld 20 July 2009
there has been much said about sales on Apple app store but the developers view is differentIn the last three months I've submitted slightly different versions of my book reader to Apple close to a dozen times, but the code has been approved only twice.
One of my two applications -- the free version without the new forward -- was accepted and published by the App Store after several months of rejection. I like to think of this as a victory even though the charity version with the new forward was rejected again about the same time. The only difference was an extra block of text. It wasn't even HTML -- just ASCII.
There is a lot of emotion in this article, but points to the fact that after the fanfair of one year on at the Apple store developers is not much better than the nearly *8 WEEKS* on the 26th july 2009 the Ovi store has been open.There is every indication that the App Store doesn't contribute very much to the bottom line of many developers, either. If there are 65,000 apps and 1.5 billion downloads, the average number of downloads is about 23,000. If you subtract some of the irresistible free applications like Facebook and Yelp that are just fancy Web pages, it becomes clear that selling even 1,000 copies of your application is a pretty big accomplishment.
This shows that the Ovi store will probably overtake Apple for support of developers in future. Once again my opinion is that judgement cannot be made until 2010 when the store has had a chance to settle down. The Apple store did not make developer sales of significance for first six months and that was before the recession started to bite. May be this work show be regarded as an investment
Last edited by jimgilmour1; 2009-07-23 at 10:57. Reason: correct date
Back to topic.
So far S60 developers mostly don't make any money at all. If we will get 100 downloads monthly per app, there will be no developers in near future.