I friend at work and I are both writing applications in our spare time. I’m writing for S60, my friend has been writing for Android. He completed his application late Sunday night 2 weeks ago and published on the Andriod app market. By 8am the next morning (Monday) he had over 200 downloads and now two weeks later he has reached 500 downloads. The only cost to publish was about 30 euros to register on Android market place.
One week later I completed my S60 application and express signed. The next day I published on OVI. My application has now been “QA pending” for over a week. I had to pay for a publisher ID, express signing and Ovi registration, total almost £200.
I think that Nokia need to reduce the cost of publishing and reduce QA delays to complete with Android. What do other developers think?.