Tablets demand love too! 50,000 apps are now available for the Microsoft Surface tablet
posted by Alan F. / Mar 24, 2013, 11:32 AM
In order to spur the development of new apps, which we all know makes a device more attractive to the consumer, Microsoft is offering developers $100 for each app submitted to both the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store. There is a limit though, as the Redmond based software giant has a cap at 10 apps per OS for a total of $2,000. And Mister Softy, as the company is called on Wall Street because of the MSFT ticker symbol, is giving developers a full 10% higher revenue split at 80%/20% than what they earn with iOS or Android.
source: MetroStoreScanner via GSMArena
- Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Camera 1 megapixel
- Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012
posted on Mar 24, 2013, 12:02 PM 8
Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 24, 2013
iOS has over 300,000 tablet optimized apps, not a big number, Windows 8 and RT will easily overtake them.
posted on Mar 24, 2013, 12:44 PM 8
Windows RT is an evolutionary dead end. Nobody else is making RT tablets, and the few that are out will be one and done. Surface RT might see a sequel, and it will sell even less than the current one. As for Windows 8, I think it is safe to say that it is a flop much worse than Vista was, given the price cutting that is going on with the devices, and if Windows Blue is more of the same, Steve Ballmer will be out on the street, if not before that.
posted on Mar 24, 2013, 1:33 PM 7
Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010
When sales don't materialize, revenue split terms get more liberal. Combined with Evernote making more per customer on its WP platform, that might get more developer attention. Especially if the Evernote story is not a one-off experience. Memo to Steve - order the WP marketing team to research every app developers experience to find every single one who is doing better per customer in the WP ecosystem. Then publicize the stories until every media outlet is talking about them. This is a better story (positive story/experience)than the drivel about being scroogled (negative story/experience). Cash talks and bullish*t walks, as it were.
posted on Mar 24, 2013, 2:17 PM 0
Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012
M$ has been distributing notebooks in the past to bloggers to do trash talking against competitors. All that Steve would need to do is allocate more funds to and start distributing more free notebooks and WP to bloggers.
posted on Mar 24, 2013, 9:16 PM 0
Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012
great! so they have "boston celtics fans" app.. cool!! this means they also have the ff appzz: kevin garnett fans paul pierce fans (every boston player) fans justin bieber fans tom fans jerry fans tom and jerry fans beavis fans butthead fans beavis and butthead fans chuck norris fans app haven...
posted on Mar 24, 2013, 12:41 PM 2
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):