Microsoft not paying developers for Marketplace for Mobile sales?
The system is set up to be easy. At the end of each month, the amount of money each app earns via sales is calculated. 70% of that number is computed and if that number equals or exceeds $200, an Electronic Funds Transfer is made to the developer's bank. The problem is that some developer's accounts are listed as "Not eligible" when they should be listed otherwise. On the other hand, even if the developer tells Redmond that there is a mistake, it doesn't guarantee anything because even some developers who have accounts eligible for payouts have not received a dime since the October start-up of the Marketplace. With the momentum that the iPhone and Android have had and the number of apps on both far exceeding what is available for Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft needs to get this straightened out in a hurry.
source: arstechnica via BGR
1. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
windows mobile will be dead in about 5 years, and it is all due to the devs themselves. They have no one to blame but themselves.
2. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)
if YOU really think winmo is gonna be dead in 5yrs..then whats the substitute for companies that actually rely on MS Windows servers which easily function much easier on Winmo devices than any other and servers as well...BTW..win7 is out for HD2 device
3. rwolf1984 (Posts: 522; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
This sounds more like hearsay then news...Is there an announcement from Microsoft? This just sounds like a bunch of BS. Windows phones are better than android and iphone anyway...SKYFIRE biotch!!!!
4. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I agree, 6.5 is just a filler until WM7. And microsoft will keep both platforms open as WM7 requires multi-touch, thus anyone seeking an non-touch qwerty phone will keep using 6.5.x-6.9.x variants that keep the seemelssintegration with AES servers, Sharepoint, Outlook, etc. RIM can pretend all they want they are the better business phone, but the only thing RIM has that MW doesn't is BBM, but there are countless alternatives for WM users. Until RIM starts providing their own Exchange Servers and doesn't require that you already pay for a Microsoft of IBM Lotus Domino Server they are behind.
5. rwolf1984 (Posts: 522; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Kiltlifter...you just lifted your kilt and peed all over RIM, lol...awesome. Couldn't have done it better myself! Right on!