Back in October, we reported
about a third party apps store called BerryStore. At the time, there were only 45 applications being offered on the site and we successfully loaded some of the offerings onto a BlackBerry Bold. On the eve of the expected launch
of RIM's official App World, we have received news from one of the co-founders of Mogees that they have completed the acquisition of BerryStore. This appears to be a perfect fit because Mogees is a start-up company that specializes in making sure that software developers are paid from selling their wares on BlackBerry or Android application sites. Besides acquiring the site, Mogees is also launching paid apps on BerryStore and to attract developers they are offering an 80% payout which is higher than all other independent app stores). Payouts can exceed 80% if the developer uses Mogee's trial apps functionality or in-app purchase of digital content. No listing fees are charged and apps can be offered for free or as low as 99 cents which is a big difference than the $2.99 minimum price expected for RIM's App World. One day before CITA and the online vendors are coming out of the woodwork.