GBAtemp User Generated Apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone, iPod & iPad' started by Devin, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Devin
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Here's my idea. If I were to buy the Apple SDK, and got a group of users to collaborate with me on creating a ton of helpful apps, who would be interested? After the app is tested, I'll be able to throw it on the App Store and everyone could get a chunk of the profit. For example:

    I buy the SDK, iFish creates a app that is useful that I put on the App store. The app sells for $1.00. For every copy of the app that sells me, and iFish would split the profits 50/50. Apple takes 30% of the revenue so we'd both get 35 cents per app sold.

    Mostly looking for programmers with skill. Beta testers might also be needed.
     


  2. pikachu945

    pikachu945 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    this would be awesome!!! I would buy the app for sure
    but what will the app do?
     
  3. Devin
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Not really a app, but multiple apps create by a few member of GBAtemp that would like their apps put on the App Store. I myself have no programming skill, but I thought it'd be a fun thing to do.
     
  4. pikachu945

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    lol give it a try!
     
  5. Jamstruth

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    Nobody on GBATemp has any iOS coding skills.
     
  6. connorroy

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    I can help. But apple only takes 30% the developers get 70%
     
  7. Devin
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    I got the numbers mixed up. [​IMG]
     
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    iFish can barely create a coherent sentence. [​IMG]
     
  9. Devin
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    I know. [​IMG] It was a horrible example, but it was the first one that came to mind.
     
  10. HateBreed

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    i'd buy and beta test.. but only if its good -_-
     
  11. SifJar

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    In other words, you wanted to get other people to make apps, and you'd take half the money made by them? Good luck getting takers for that idea.
     
  12. Devin
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    In other words, instead of them making nothing by uploading a app to Cydia. (Except for donations?) They have a possibility to make some money. *Shrugs* Just something I thought of. I mean, I'd be paying $100's for the Apple SDK. They always have the option to buy it themselves, but if the apps aren't successful. There goes $100's.

    Pros:

    Getting free use of the Apple SDK.
    Creating applications that may become popular.
    Getting money for creating apps.

    Cons:
    You have to create a app.
    The profits are split between you, and me.
     
  13. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Well, I would do it. Initial versions would be free. GBAtempers would be able to test them first because they would know about it first. Then after a few bug reports or intial useful status, we make the price $.99. Most tempers would have the free version, and get free updates while people who bought it late would pay.

    EDIT: I would have to buy a iOS coding for dummies, but I would get it done.
     
  14. Devin
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Nice. I'll have to get a book as well. *Looks for PDFs/eBAY auctions.*
     
  15. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Love you too...

    Also, you guys need a Mac to code for iOS. Xcode and the SDK are only for Mac.

    Also, I would beta test...

    Also, an ex GBAtemp member (icefireicefire) sells stuff on the App Store and Cydia Store.
     
  16. SifJar

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    You can have apps for sale on Cydia.
     
  17. Devin
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Really? I had no clue.
     
  18. SifJar

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    Yeah, that was added a while ago. For example, I believe a bunch of the emulators (the "*4iphone" from ZotD or whatever they're called) cost money. Some of them a fair bit thereof.
     
  19. ThePowerOutage

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    O really?
    I would do this but I would rather pay the $99/£59 myself plus I'm busy with my own app ATM plus coding in a VM is a bitch

    Once I
    Finish my app and get a real mac though, I'll keep GBAtemp in mind.
     
  20. Devin
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Yeah? That was my plan. To run the coding programs on a VM, because there's no way I'm buying a Mac just to code a app. Any way it's just a idea that popped into my head, maybe I'll code something myself when I'm more knowlegdeable in the field.