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When you buy a app does the money go directly to the developer or Apple?

07-26-2012, 10:39 AM
#1
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When you buy a app does the money go directly to the developer or Apple?

As your buying an app, does your money go to Apple or the developer?

I am wondering this, as I am often buying apps, where does my money go to?
07-26-2012, 11:32 AM
#2
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Location: North Carolina
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Developer gets 70%
Apple gets 30%.

07-26-2012, 01:00 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Varking View Post
Developer gets 70%
Apple gets 30%.
So basically, it all goes to the developer? That's good to hear.
07-26-2012, 02:03 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by skeletonlord View Post
So basically, it all goes to the developer? That's good to hear.
A large percentage of it.
07-26-2012, 02:51 PM
#5
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Location: North Carolina
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When Square get you to buy a 15 dollar game, Apple gets 4 dollars and 50 cents, or so. Square gets 10.50.

On a one dollar game, Apple gets 30 cents. Same goes for IAP.
07-26-2012, 03:54 PM
#6
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Location: Isle of Wight, UK
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The money actually goes to Apple, who then pay us out once a month at 70% of whatever they took in.

(That's why the developers can't do refunds directly, we don't have the tools to do it.)
07-26-2012, 06:56 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
The money actually goes to Apple, who then pay us out once a month at 70% of whatever they took in.

(That's why the developers can't do refunds directly, we don't have the tools to do it.)
I guess even developer itself has no idea how many copies are sold due to Apple control everything?

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07-26-2012, 07:02 PM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skeletonlord View Post
So basically, it all goes to the developer? That's good to hear.
I think Apple got too much, so bad.
May it's a lot cheaper than tranditional game platform, but IOS device is far from a pure gaming system. They'd already make a lot from the hardware to be the biggest company in the world.
The company shouldn't grab money from developers any more.

gameloft ID:zhclarensi. Common play nova 2 or MC 3.
07-26-2012, 07:53 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2011
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Apple have money overflowing from their anuses. Or is it AnI

They have no right taking such a considerable slice of developers hard earned money. Developers struggle enough as it is.

Developers are what makes apple desirable.

If it wasn't for apps, I probably would have saved myself the money and bought an android.

Apps and games are probably the number one selling point to apple.
Apple should not sh*t where they eat.
Without devs, they wouldn't be as successful.

Every time they hold an event to announce a new apple product they ALWAYS say "we have this many apps on the AppStore" then compares it to google, etc. It's one of their biggest marketing points, devs are doing them a favor and apple still needs to rob them.
Alot of devs make one game, then never return, they run far from the hills when they realize how hard it is to even make enough money to cover your basic expenses and game development costs.
If apple continues the way it is, one day there probably won't be indie devs, the market will only consist of chillingo, game loft, rovio etc pumping out mindless clones yet still getting rich because with enough PR they could sell ice to eskimoes. It's all about PR these days, unique concepts go un-noticed


Since apple have hoards of cash that even if every employee of apple had unlimited access to apple funds to buy whatever their hearts desire, mansions and boats, lamborginis and Shetland ponies, the money woud never run out, (within reason, ie an employee can't just transfer a trillion dollars into the bank, it has to be spent and you cant be multiples of the same item like hundred mansions etc) even if they bought hundreds of mansions each they'd still probably be an abundance of money.

Apple should make it's own developer team, made up of the best game concept artists, graphic designers, coders, etc from past big companies like nintendo etc. They should have a team of like 200 people just working on iOS games every day, after a few months of starting a bunch of projects and splitting into teams, they could probably start releasing a game weekly, it'll get heaps of exposure as the official apple game of the week, and they could make high quality, lasting games that would actually attract hardcore gamers to use apple. It'd be hugely beneficial but apple are racist against gamers, they don't give a crap anyway, they'd rather take every other devs money instead.
07-26-2012, 09:28 PM
#10
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Apple isn't the bad guy...And developers, if they think Apple is evil, can choose to develop a game for another platform. It is the same percentage on Android as well so I guess that makes Google evil, too?