I just published Vodafone’s news regarding their ‘app store’ initiative — and I’m already getting questions and reaction in from developers.
Here are some quotes right off the press from some mobile developers. (I have removed names).
- “I’d like to know how much of my revenues they’ll demand.”
- “I like the ease of billing and the potential of micro-payments.”
- “I suspect they’ll take 30% just like Apple / Nokia etc. I hope it’s not more than that.”
- “It’s just another App store – we WILL develop for it, obviously, but only because I’m yet to see which store will capture the minds of consumers.”
- “I very much like the concept. Especially if one SDK works across a number of MNOs. That would be really cool.”
- “Is this too good to be true? It sure looks like it.”
- “If they were REALLY thinking of developers, they’d be finding a way to reduce the amount of work we need to do across the various mobile programming languages. Perhaps they are, I can’t quite work it out yet.”
- “Interesting, interesting… that’s all I have to say until you tell us more, Ewan.”
I’m aiming to have more information soon! If you’ve got a comment or opinion, drop me a note — firstname.lastname@example.org.
(I regularly tap up people for live reaction — if you’d like to be on that list, add me at email@example.com on Google Talk or ewanjmacleod on Skype.)
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