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iPhone apps == $$$

 
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Apparently there's good money to be made creating iPhone apps.
 
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I've been working on a little app, if it will sell well it will be in Asia, and I'm wondering about iPhone vs. FaceBook apps vs. DoKoMo (or whatever)...

Is FaceBook big in Asia yet? Is it friendster that's taking over?
 
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I think the article is a little overblown.
There's lot of average to low money to be had, as well.
 
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Money is money. Put it in my wallet.
 
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Some programs require less work to make a bunch of money...

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/eight-people-bo.html
 
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
I've been working on a little app, if it will sell well it will be in Asia, and I'm wondering about iPhone vs. FaceBook apps vs. DoKoMo (or whatever)...

Is FaceBook big in Asia yet? Is it friendster that's taking over?


Just the other day I learned from a podcast that these social sites' popularity is really different in different areas. I had no idea. Unfortunatley I don't remember which was big where, but it was on a recent episode of Buzz Out Loud (currently one of my favorite podcasts).
[ August 10, 2008: Message edited by: Pauline McNamara ]
 
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Also note that the life of a social networking app is short - people get bored with it (there are very few exceptions to the rule).

Monetizing the apps is usually done with ad revenue, yet starting ad heavy is a turnoff. Good luck.
 
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the alternate web app... IAmStillRich
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
I've been working on a little app, if it will sell well it will be in Asia, and I'm wondering about iPhone vs. FaceBook apps vs. DoKoMo (or whatever)...

Is FaceBook big in Asia yet? Is it friendster that's taking over?



Speaking from an Asian point of view, or at least for me, Friendster is most popular in Asia (in South East maybe). Facebook is slowly climbing up though.
 
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Is anyone here using the iPhone SDK? I looked into it last night, and it's apparently only supported on Intel Macs running Leopard.

I'm not quite ready to replace my "old" PowerBook or iMac (both of which are Power PCs still running Tiger). I wonder if a $599 mini makes sense as a short-term iPhone development toy.

I'm going to read up on the iPhone SDK and see if this is something I really want to do.
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Yes, I've been using it a little.
It definitely requires Leopard - there's development tool code in it that requires the update.

I'm using a Mini mostly, and it works fine. (i wish i had a second monitor - but that's life)
 
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yes i would even look into a refurbished macbook (with the intels) for around the same price if your goal is to just play around. and with the hdmi to dvi you can get another display. i just wouldnt suggest it if your goal is to make a profit from iphone apps, but to play around i suggest it because theres alot of other cool stuff in 10.5.
 
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I downloaded the sdk and I like their tools. I just have to learn their language to code. I have a cool idea for an app, just would take too long for me to write.

Mark
 
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hey i phone users does any one know is there any application by which i can send the pictures to other mobile like sony
 
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Originally posted by abilash srini:
hey i phone users does any one know is there any application by which i can send the pictures to other mobile like sony...

In addition to Mail, the Flutter app was recently released. (I haven't tried it.)
 
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Apple over the weekend instated a series of changes to the way its App Store operates in an effort to knock out loopholes that were being exploited by some developers seeking an unfair advantage.

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In particular, the store now requires that users purchase or download an application before they able to post a review of that particular application.

Ref: Apple Insider - Apple updates App Store to address developer misuse

Duh. Kind of like the early days of eBay, when anyone could post any type feedback for anyone else, regardless of whether they ever had a transaction together.
 
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