Why is Microsoft taking such a large bite from developers pockets?
OldHippie 2 years ago
Microsoft Windows 8 will feature a built-in App Store, just like Apple's OS X Lion. In a case of mistaken identity, Microsoft has decided to not only copy the App Store, but also the extremely high profit margin of 30% from the sale of every app. On the one hand, developers will be hard-pressed to find a more convenient way of selling their products to new customers. On the other hand, this is a fairly exorbitant sum compared to the percentage markup that software development companies usually persue (10%-20%). Why are Microsoft doing this? They are likely to push smaller developers towards 3rd party markets rather than developing happier developers.
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