Outlet for Mac Apps

Tim Jones tolistim at me.com
Tue May 29 16:46:22 CDT 2012


I'm with Andrew.  There's noting in the license agreement I agreed to that prevents me from selling somewhere besides the AppStore.  That may work for a closed ecosystem like iOS, but Mac users would not put up with that (nor would Mac developers...).

Tim

On May 29, 2012, at 2:41 PM, Andrew Henshaw wrote:

> I think the article may have that wrong,  you can sell your apps anywhere you want,  the MAS is just another outlet.
> 
> Quite a few developers seem to be switching to Mac App Store only policies (eg Pixelmator) which is their choice,  but ive not seen anywhere that is a requirement unless its changed recently.
> 
> Probably confusion with the iOS store policy.
> 
>> 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.
>> 
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