Can we get rid of this Symbian signing please ? Is this possible in future. It is absolutely a waste of money to spend $200 per year and $20 per application. I intend to develop only a few application (2 or 3) per year. For this i need to spend $240 to $260 which is awful. Can it be done in this way.
Developers submit unsigned app and Nokia can sign this app on behalf of them and publish to OVI.
Nokia can take a percentage sale of the app (10-20%). So instead of 70-30% share it can 60-40% for unsigned application.
1. Developers will be happy (i really mean it).
2. More applications will be available to end users
3. Nokia can still make money from the app sales.
Please don't say that Symbian is a different company and Nokia cannot do anything. It is possible Nokia because you have the complete authority over Symbian.
For one time, please listen to your developers. You will definitely make money with this business model and also keep your developers happy.