Developer Account Question

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  1. origamitech

    origamitech New Member

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    About the $99 (£59) payment, is it one-time-only or annual?
  2. Just_For_Now

    Just_For_Now Active Member

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    I believe it's annual. Yeah I know it sucks I was gonna get it but that's just BS.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    $99/year
  4. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Seriously $99 a year is nothing, they give you hosting and an amazing way to distribute you apps. I mean if you make quality applications, that people want to buy you could make that back in up to a week.
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    origamitech New Member

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    *quick bit of math*
    A single app priced at $0.99 (£0.59) would take just 100 downloads to make it up, and seeing as the app store is now in 80(I think) countries... Point proven.
    On a side note, is Objective-C hard to learn? My only programming experience is a near-professional understanding of Microsoft's C# language, which is also C-based.
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    Considering that C# is a ripoff from Java; not hard at all.
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    It will be much easier for you to learn Objective-C seeing as you already know a C based language. Also thanks for backing me up, I was too lazy to do the maths but knew it could be done.
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    iPodTouchDev New Member

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    Actually this is incorrect. Apple takes 30% of every sale.

    0.99 / 100 = 0.009

    0.009 x 30 = 0.297 rounded up = 0.30

    0.99 - 0.30 = $0.69 profit per sale.
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    mohaas05 New Member

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    Think about it...MobileMe is $99 a year.

    A WoW account is $180 a year.

    A cellular plan can be $200+ a year.

    This isn't much at all. That's less than $10 a month.
  10. origamitech

    origamitech New Member

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    okay, 143 downloads then.

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