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    Thumbs up MS is planning a Windows Store for Win 8!

    Microsoft is planning a Windows Store for Windows 8 according to documents leaked to the Internet on Monday.


    The application store will allow users to discover and download trustworthy applications and have applications and their settings follow them on Windows 8. "Consumers get applications they want, that they can feel confident in, that they can use on any Windows 8 device" reads one of many slides detailing the new Windows Store.


    Consumers will be able to search on the web or locally on a Windows 8 machine to access applications from the store. Microsoft also details plans for application developers to help reach millions of users. One of the goals is to ensure licensing and monetization for developers is flexible with a transparent on-boarding process.


    It's clear that the 'Windows Store' will be a software service Microsoft provides and hosts fully in the cloud. The company will likely build the distribution model on Windows Azure to lure application developers.
    Microsoft tried its hand at electronic software delivery with the Windows Marketplace. The software giant scaled back the platform in November 2008 when it announced that the digital locker would be shutdown in 2009. The digital locker and Windows Marketplace could be used to purchase and download third party software titles compatible with Microsoft Windows, and then use that purchased software on any computer the software license allows. Those wishing to purchase copies of Microsoft software are now directed to the Microsoft Store. Clearly Microsoft is ready to test the platform again with Windows 8.
    (Neowin.net)


    At first I didn't like the Apple store concept, but after hearding from how many Apple developers got rich, and how happy they generally were with their fees, etc. I warmed up to the idea.

    In time, I saw how many apps that made possible for me, the consumer. So I think it's generally a good idea. Let's see if the approval process is more transparent than Apple's, but I don't expect porn or deep system and registry tweaks to be readily available, but Ride Runner, et al...why not?

    I believe they're going to use the Zune or Xbox scheme? It would be great to be able to restore and use all your apps on multiple machines, even after a complete reinstall.

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    You have read how it's incredibly hard to even break even with the App Store, right? Most of the get-rich-quick people are gone.

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    Sorry, I have not. Maybe yeah, it's more difficult that I expected. But when I see a simple World Cup calendar being no.1 post with practically no competition...I think, yeah, how bad can this be for him? but yeah, I'm not following this closely at all, which is a shame.

    I wonder if that's why Apple came up with the ads idea, and why more and more apps display ads.

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    Funny thing is, I think MS's Windows Marketplace (debut'd with XP) was the first really company sponsored 'app store', and it failed, mostly because at the time, no-one trusted buying software online, so the publishers never really got into it. Doesn't it suck having a great idea, but implementing it too early? Then another company comes along, and implements that exact same idea a few years later, and because times have changed, they are hailed as revolutionary? that, it think, is the REAL power in that stupid turtleneck...
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    Sling box sold over 5000 copies of there slingbox app in the first day at $30.00 a piece on the android market. There is no conceivable way they could have done that by conventional application sales in retail markets.
    App stores definitely are the way to go with the least amount of overhead. Yeah the fees suck but so does selling stuff on ebay and letting them rape you twice with paypal fees.
    Either way, if you have a great product you can definitely do good.
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    The only reason I believe the WIndows Marketplace was such a failure, no advertising. They need to advertise hard, as if there running for president. Android and Iphone are pretty successful, as for windows mobile phones how many non-tech people even know they exist? My guess is not many. Everyone knows about iphone, why because they advertise in every venue, in every market and target every one (old people, young people, boring people, fun people, dumb people and smart people). Android is the same way lately, if you havent heard about the droid you have been in a coma (even then I think google may have a way to work it's ads in to your brain with some type of widget for your life support system).
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    Apple iPhone developer boasts: $1,400 in revenue from iAds in one day

    Wow...for a flashlight app? Not exactly an outstanding app, is it? I want it, the flash light on the iPhone4 is crazy powerful (for a phone or any mobile device I've seen). So I knew this was coming, and maybe what made the profit was how quick he jumped into it. Kudos to him!

    iPhone developer Jason Ting has a hot app. He is the first to market with an application that will activate the iPhone 4’s built in LED camera flash, turning your smartphone into a flashlight. Now, while the flashlight application itself isn’t all that exciting (although it was downloaded over 9,000 times in one day) this next bit of news is. Ting boasts that he grossed just under $1,400 on 9,300 ad impressions with a 11.8% click-through rate. Fourteen hundred dollars in one day!? Yikes. The high click-through rate can partially be credited to iPhone users who were curious about the new iAds system; clicking through to see how the system worked. Whatever the reason, Ting has an extra $1,400 in his pocket.
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    Yeah, and when you sign the papers, you had a 36000 dollar truck, but when you drove it off the lot you had a 34000 dollar truck. These one-off earnings soundbytes are just that.

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    Still...how hard must have been to create that? I'd say $1400 is pretty good, plus the exposure.

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    9000 impressions is ~$15 on google adwords.... figuring 1000 clicks...its about $100-200 on adwords...... no way in hell that little activity generates 1500 in revenue from advertisers.....I call BS somewhere...either he had way more clicks...there was a glitch in the system....or hes lieing about the revenue.

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