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$999.99 app, what the heck?

  1. #1


    Palm Coast FLorida
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    $999.99 app, what the heck?


    Windows Store is an upcoming digital distribution platform developed by Microsoft Corporation as part of Windows 8 for Metro style apps. The Windows Store will also allow developers to advertise their desktop apps. It will support both free and paid applications, with the paid applications ranging from $1.49 to $999.99. Developers will also be able to offer free trials. The Windows Store was made available concurrently with the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which was released on February 29th, 2012.


    On September 13, 2011, day one of the BUILD developer conference, Microsoft's Windows President Steven Sinofsky announced the Windows Store app and its features and demonstrated the store. Microsoft that day also released the Windows 8 Developer Preview that included the Windows Store app but does not function, displaying a "coming soon" message.


    The Windows Store will be the only means of distributing Metro-style apps to users; the official reason is to allow Microsoft to scan apps for security flaws and malware. The Windows Store will take a 30% cut of application sales. Once an application reaches $25,000 USD in revenue, the cut drops to 20%. In-app third-party transactions are also allowed, of which Microsoft does not take a cut. Individual developers will be able to register for $49 USD, and $99 USD for companies.

    source:Windows Store - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    TC

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  2. #2


    Nashville, TN
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    Not shocking at all. There are a lot of professional level softwares available that cost $1000+ it just allows for a wider range of product and quality in the market.
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    In the professional world, applications that cost thousands of Dollars are very common. Check the prices of the SAP applications or the cost of Swift (the banking app). You would be amazed how much they cost. Five digit prices are not uncommon.
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    pooey at that, I want my computer to do everything for $1.49
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    The Windows Store will be the only means of distributing Metro-style apps to users; the official reason is to allow Microsoft to scan apps for security flaws and malware. The Windows Store will take a 30% cut of application sales. TC
    This is the reason why Microsoft force peoples to use the Metro Start Page, it has nothing to do with improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    The Windows Store will be the only means of distributing Metro-style apps to users; the official reason is to allow Microsoft to scan apps for security flaws and malware. The Windows Store will take a 30% cut of application sales. TC
    This is the reason why Microsoft force peoples to use the Metro Start Page, it has nothing to do with improvement.
    This is a pretty useless throw away comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is a pretty useless throw away comment.
    Of course you don’t like the truth........ Throw away, not quite sure, for now the Developers will have to charge 30% more to give a tax to Microsoft.
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    30% is the going rate. Check what Google charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    30% is the going rate. Check what Google charges.
    Going rate for what ? Android phone apps ? ,, When I purchase Photoshop, nothing go to MS. When I my special CAD for draw track plan for my modelrailroad, nothing go to MS.
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  10. #10


    Nashville, TN
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    Developers will still be able to release software through other avenues, but like it or not today's smart phones are changing the way people expect to be able to use computers, the Apple App Store and Android Play (Market) have made on demand software purchases from the device expected. The Windows Store creates an easy built in way to bring this to the PC.
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