I would like to be made aware what the justification is to charge developers $99.99 a year for launchpad.
I understand it is free only for the first year.
It should be FREE! If you want identity verification, there are other ways.
This is a copy of Apple's business model.
We are talking about Nokia and Microsoft here!!!!!
I feel it is like biting the hand that feeds you.
Ovi store was $1.00 via credit card for Developers and just for identify verifcation.
(Which still means some developers can't access)
The Phone is just a phone. Applications make the mobile phones more useful, fun etc.,
I know two young fellows. 16 & 17 years old "Super Geeks" their parents are not internet savy.
There is no way their parents are going to allow them to use their credit on the internet.
So they miss out? We miss out on their genius!
What about all the developers making free apps?
What about all the developers who don't have a credit card for what ever reason.
If you are a developer you know that no system is secure!
How many of us are working for companies full time creating apps?
How many are creating apps just because they are wonderful Nerds and do it just because
of the challenge, the brain athletics??
If we decide to sell our Apps and make some money well good on us!
You glean a commission!
Does the end user really want the free torch app to connect to the internet everytime
they want to use it, just to display advertising, using their expensive mobile data useage to
compensate $99.00 developers fee.
No !!! They will just delete it.
As a developers we have to provide a support website for every app.
Buying a domain name, creating a website, making sure it is up to date.
Maybe I've missed something!