Not at all. What I'm saying is its it a horrendous business plan if the reason that they're not releasing anything yet is because all the apps they're going to be releasing are paid apps, which seemed to be the insinuation in regards to them not putting out new apps so that dev's could get paid.
Originally Posted by sacherjj
If they allowed side loading, maybe it wouldn't be a bad thing, but without that it'd be foolish to have such a fledgling amount of free apps when its miniscule compared to ALL the competition but say "but you have paid apps!".
Yes, it took Apple 1 year to get an app store....however, upon launch of their app store they had a plethora of apps, many free. I'm not expecting Palm to have an equal catalog as Apple...however, I'd expect that if they're going to launch an app catalog and make it public there's a private beta that they're going to work towards getting some apps out there. If they're holding that distribution up because all the apps need to be paid apps and they don't have a function to do that yet then that is a stupid and failed business plan in and of itself because it means there are few free apps.
If the above posters comment about them holding off for a full release of the store because Dev's want to be compensated wasn't insinuating that they were all going to be free apps, then again we come to the same issue I stated originally. That it would be beneficial to Palm from a marketing stand point to at least get a few new free apps out every week, especially as we approach the "30 day" mark of potential returns.
I generally don't have an issue with it either, at the same time I have no desire for a device where every single app costs money. I don't want to pay $5 for a program that has similar or less features than a free app on another platform. Yeah, its the cost of a lunch, however those things adds up.
I don't have a problem with all truly usable apps being $1-$6. More for really complicated or spectacular apps. Get a couple apps a week or month for the cost of a lunch? Sure.
Sure thing. And they were able to promote Spaz by having a free version. Do you think if people never got to use Spaz but they were charging $3 for it while Tweed was sitting there free that Tweed wouldn't probably be even more popular?
For example, Spaz is a great Twitter client in the current version. It will get better. They are thinking about charging $3 for it. Worth it? Hell yeah. I'll cut out two cokes.
There's nothing wrong with paid apps, they're a good thing especially at a reasonable price. What I'm saying is there also NEEDS to be a decent catalog of free apps as time goes on as well, be they limited versions of full apps or actual full out free apps. And, more to the point, I'm saying that its essentially that Palm start actually getting some mor apps out there and if they're waiting on putting new apps out until the full app store release because "devs may want to get paid for their work", which implies they have no apps in the queue that aren't free, that that is a foolish business plan and a negative against the Pre.