updated 09:05 pm EDT, Tue August 5, 2008
iTunes pays off for devs
The iTunes App Store is paying off for even part time developers; when developers were uncertain whether they would even meet the $250 store minimum, some have discovered they are making almost $2000 per day. 9 to 5 Mac reveals that Eliza Block, developer of the 2 Across crossword puzzle app, found through the various developer resources that hundreds of downloads per day have translated into the above figure, based on the $6 app.
This success story mirrors others in the industry, such as developer of Where To's John Casasanta, who recorded over $9500 in net sales of his various apps. Marketing costs are also comparably inexpensive, with Casasanta's company spending around $2000 to achieve the aforementioned sales.
Many free applications are seeing a great deal of exposure, with the popular Tap Tap Revenge registering almost a million downloads as of last Saturday.