How to prevent the App Store from becoming the Crap Store

Summary:Tap tap tap's John Casasanta and Classics creator Phill Ryu wrote a blog post proposing a solution for the  proliferation of crapware on the App Store. They're the creators of Classics, which, after a price reduction from $2.

How to prevent the App Store from becoming the Crap Store
Tap tap tap's John Casasanta and Classics creator Phill Ryu wrote a blog post proposing a solution for the  proliferation of crapware on the App Store. They're the creators of Classics, which, after a price reduction from $2.99 to 99¢, has climbed the charts. It's only been out for a few weeks and has already grossed over $100,000.

Tap tap tap has six new apps in development and are paying the developer rates that are mentioned in the article. Classics is their second App Store hit. Their first app, WhereTo, grossed over $200,000 in a few short months. They feel strongly that they can continue to develop more hits as time goes on and are investing all of their profits back into new app development because of the potential of the App Store.

What many developers fail to recognize is that there's much more to iPhone apps beyond pumping an app out, slapping a 99¢ price tag on it, and hoping for the best. What's also extremely important is marketing and promotion and this is what's led to our success.

Topics: Apps

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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