Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 19:30 UTC
Google "Hot on the heels of Apple's subscription service announcement, Google has lifted the curtain on its own offering that will allow publishers to set a price for recurring content delivered via your Google login. The payment system is called 'One Pass', and it allows publishers to offer not only subscriptions, but also metered access, 'freemium' content, and even individual articles. So far, One Pass seems more flexible than Apple's offering, and the company will likely take a much smaller cut from publishers than Apple will."
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by FrankenFuss on Wed 16th Feb 2011 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
FrankenFuss
Member since:
2009-08-05

Well...how successful has Google's Web store been? The answer is NOT VERY! And the reason...no one yet believes in that ecosystem. Apple's ecosystem is a proven winner...which has put money in developers' pockets. For a 30% cut, Apple takes care of the marketing, payment, storage space, virus-checking and many other headaches that a developer would normally have to deal with.

As a consumer, the App store is a complete winner. It's simple, payment is easy, and apps are quality. I'm sorry, I think you are spreading a bit of FUD here instead of looking at the positives for consumers and developers alike.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 16th Feb 2011 22:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-11-10

Positives for developers!? Positives like having bug fixes take weeks, when in HTML it’s just a refresh. When Apple decide that your app is no longer allowed, despite allowing it before? When Apple decide that you must now pay them more money when you didn’t have to before—basically, extortion. When Apple decide that your app treads on the new functionality that they plan to release and pull your app.

Yeah, developers are having such a great time.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by FrankenFuss on Wed 16th Feb 2011 22:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
FrankenFuss Member since:
2009-08-05

Positives for developers!? Positives like having bug fixes take weeks, when in HTML it’s just a refresh. When Apple decide that your app is no longer allowed, despite allowing it before? When Apple decide that you must now pay them more money when you didn’t have to before—basically, extortion. When Apple decide that your app treads on the new functionality that they plan to release and pull your app.

Yeah, developers are having such a great time.


You make it sound like most of the developers are unhappy with the Apple App Store. Here, let me throw a facts wrench into your FUD machine! http://www.ismashphone.com/2010/09/survey-says-app-store-developers...

Edited 2011-02-16 22:32 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by malxau on Wed 16th Feb 2011 22:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

Positives for developers!? Positives like having bug fixes take weeks, when in HTML it’s just a refresh. When Apple decide that your app is no longer allowed, despite allowing it before? When Apple decide that you must now pay them more money when you didn’t have to before—basically, extortion. When Apple decide that your app treads on the new functionality that they plan to release and pull your app.


Yes, but despite all that Apple are making developers money. People are still writing iPhone Apps despite all of the valid points you make. The story of the Apple App Store is an experiment on how many things developers will give up in exchange for cash.

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