Amazon now pays devs 0% instead of 20% for the free app of the day

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    Unhappy Amazon now pays devs 0% instead of 20% for the free app of the day

    Just heard, this -- didnt know about the change:

    Amazon App Store 'Rotten To the Core,' Says Dev - Slashdot

    The dev's blog:
    https://shiftyjelly.wordpress.com/20...n-to-the-core/


    Thoughts?


    (sorry if this has been covered already)

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    I spoke to the developer or Walkabout and he got nothing for the thousands of downloads his game got as the FAOTD.
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    This doesn't bode well for the success of amazons app store. I know I wouldn't put an app on there and lose those kind of sales.

    end of line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    I spoke to the developer or Walkabout and he got nothing for the thousands of downloads his game got as the FAOTD.
    Yeah I was reading that convo but I seemed to have missed that he was making 0%. For some reason I just assumed he was making less.

    Oh well. Not gonna even bother worrying about Amazon unless they actually manage a reasonable Market share for apps.

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    That shocked me, too. It may be based on sale price for the app, though I'm guessing on that one.
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    I *think* I'd be pissed, too..but then again, it's only d/l's for a day, and it was free publicity possibly linking to future sales that otherwise would not have been generated. Sucks that you are suddenly on the support hook for non-paying users, though. Maybe devs who would be overburdened by a FAOTD offering could opt out of FAOTD...that would be a fair compromise, imho.
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    I think you can always opt out -- but it's tempting to get the publicity. I think the lesson I learned here though is the publicity may not be worth it if the support is so much more work, especially you have to add servers/other infrastructure to support an app.

    Perhaps a small app that required little to no support might be worth it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAG IT! View Post
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