Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Jun 2011 18:26 UTC
Windows Way back in old and boring January of this year, Microsoft announced they would be working together with the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community, with the goal of creating a stable, supported way for homebrew developers and people interested in homebrew applications to enable side-loading on their WP7 devices. Well, they took their sweet time, but the ChevronWP7 team (Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng) and Microsoft have just announced the results.
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RE[7]: Hmmm...
by ourcomputerbloke on Sun 19th Jun 2011 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm..."
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I dunno, I've installed countless applications that way and have never felt anything being held back or whatever.

Cool. It would be interested to know for certain though, like I said, just for a true comparison.

I've also just phoned a friend to confirm something I thought I recalled him telling me. His daughter attends a highschool with an "iPhone" program (iPhone, iTouch, iPad) and according to his daughter all of the better apps developed by the students are posted to an intranet where anyone in the school with an iDevice can download and install them. It's a school of 1800 students so seemingly the 100 Ad Hoc restriction doesn't apply. I've heard Apple provide a lot of additional tools for educational institutions for management and crap so maybe this is enabled through that program.

Also, since last year, application signing has become entirely free.

Ah yep, just had a read of that the the links to the Ovi store publishing stuff and it all looks similar to what I've read about publishing on the iTunes App Store. Free for free apps and revenue shared for paid apps. Apple probably charges more but it's Apple, it's expected.

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RE[8]: Hmmm...
by VZsolt on Mon 20th Jun 2011 04:56 in reply to "RE[7]: Hmmm..."
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"Apple probably charges more but it's Apple, it's expected."

Pointless flaming, but hey, it's expected.

Anyway, the revenue share is 70/30 in every major mobile application store, including the App Store, Ovi Store, Android Market, Samsung Apps, Windows Phone Marketplace... Usually it's the annual membership costs that differ.

Currently Nokia charges 1 euro when signing up, and Apple charges 100 USD per year. As Symbian withers, the former won't really matter after a while.

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