Outlet for Mac Apps

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue May 29 17:27:22 EDT 2012


Hi Richard,
Yes I realise it's Apple's doing that, not Bodega.  I've emailed Bodega
about the issue but it doesn't seem true to me.

For example, Coda 2 is available on the Mac App Store.  It's also available
on the Panic web site, either through the Mac App Store or directly from
Panic, with the comment that direct purchase is "For volume licensing, and
Mac App Store haters.".  The only difference listed is no iCloud
availability.  I guess it's possible that Panic are expected to remit 30%
of their web site sales to Apple but doesn't seem likley somehow.

I also found several web articles about the makers of Pixelmator deciding
to sell exclusively through MAS, which seems to suggest that there is a
choice.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at fourthworld.com>wrote:

> Peter Haworth wrote:
>
>  On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM, J. Landman Gay
>> <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
>>
>>  On 5/29/12 1:39 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>
>>>> I haven't used them yet, but have been considering it. They got a
>>>> very good write-up at CultOfMac this month:
>>>>
>>>> <http://www.cultofmac.com/****165338/meet-bodega-the-**<http://www.cultofmac.com/**165338/meet-bodega-the-**>
>>>> awesome-mac-app-store-****alternative-you-didnt-know-****
>>>> existed-feature/<http://www.**cultofmac.com/165338/meet-**
>>>> bodega-the-awesome-mac-app-**store-alternative-you-didnt-**
>>>> know-existed-feature/<http://www.cultofmac.com/165338/meet-bodega-the-awesome-mac-app-store-alternative-you-didnt-know-existed-feature/>
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>
>>> But there's this:
>>>
>>> "Apps distributed in Bodega can be freely sold anywhere else, including
>>> the Mac App Store. Apple requires developers to offer paid versions of
>>> their apps in the Mac App Store only. If an app is also available on the
>>> web, the developer must link to the paid version in the Mac App Store."
>>>
>>> So if you want your app in MAS then you can only put a free version on
>>> Bodega.
>>>
>>
>> Oh dear. I assume that's in the Bodega T&Cs?  I really hope that's not
>> true
>> because I refuse to be told where I can and cannot sell my app.  I will
>> check into this further.
>> Pete
>>
>
> That's not Bodega's choice, that's an Apple restriction.  If you want to
> have your app in the Mac app store, you gotta give 30% of ALL of your sales
> to Apple.
>
> I've seen a few developers offer a "light" version in the Mac app store,
> with a "Pro" version at their web site.
>
>
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