Do you really think that's a high cost to pay? Even $200 a year for 6 apps is only about $17 a month (?10 here in the UK). I know economies vary around the world, but here I'd say thats really in the pocket money range here, or an easily affordable hobby, and that's with a whole six apps published, so halve that for 5.
If you're making money from the apps, which hopefully will be a lot easier in the near future, then between six apps I think it's likely you'd at least make your money back!
Yes, $200 a year is too expansive for me. Apple offers a publisher account for $90-$100. There's no limitation attached to it. You can create 50 apps with this account. (Or $2,000 a year in appMobi money).
I do understand why you wish to keep this "marriage" in tact but the groom is too greedy and with the 5 apps limitation you'll lose all the kids.
I'm not alone on this. 99% of the community will not pay for a 5 apps limitation.
I joined C2 cause the prices were down to earth. If C2 had limitation in the form of "One should only create 20 games, 5 office related apps and 1 music related app" I would have passed. But the limitation were logical - pay X and you're making money out of it pay Y.
C2 changed the way I work. I really love this environment and will keep working with it. It's sad watching this marriage turning into reality.
Again, beside the 5 apps silly limitation I have nothing against appMobi, I really like what they've created and the marriage looks natural not to mention the promising DirectCanvas.
I really want this to work but with the 5 app limitation I don't see more than 2 buyers which is sad.
The more logical approach would have been as follows:
- Pay 50 per year
- No #app limitation
- If you make money we'll take a share (20%?)
With such approach they will make more money, C2 won't lose potential buyers and apps will get to the holly places they deserve which will be a great showcase for C2 and appMobi.
appMobi knows which app is making money. They can tell who's the lucky (and talented) developer who's about to swim in cash. This is the guy to get the money out of which will not say no.
Currently I say no. If more people will say no (As I predict will happen) the 5 limitation will be removed. I really see this limitation as outrageous. Nothing more nothing less than outrageous.