[Loadstone] Apple Store-Android Thoughts

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Oct 22 21:48:14 BST 2015

I think you're correct about the price for the app store. I'll have to look 
in to all this and I think we're a ways from that yet.
Once loadstone is written the plan is to put it up on the app store and I'm 
thinking the price would be $10. I think that's reasonable and it would only 
take 12 users per year to cover the cost of keeping the app on the store. If 
we can't get even that amount of users then the project probably isn't worth 
I guess apple's approval process has its good and bad points. The good would 
be you could at least expect some level of functionallity. The bad could be 
if you get turned down for some reason. I don't know if google play has any 
sort of approval process but I'd imagine there's something.

On Thu, 22 Oct 2015, Michael O. Hanson wrote:

> It costs $125 per year to get Loadstone on the App store?  Is that correct?
> If that remains accurate, I can consider offering to cover the first year
> once Loadstone is to the point where it is ready to be sold as an app.
> After that, I believe Loadstone's developers intend to charge  something to
> download Loadstone.  I hope user fees would cover the costs for subsequent
> years.  I have benefited enough from Loadstone that $125 is not an
> unreasonable amount.  I want to make certain I know what I am getting into
> before committing to something I can't afford.
> I particularly like the fact that Loadstone is intended to work without an
> internet connection on the IPhone!  I don't know of any other
> IPhone-compatible GPS programs that do that.
> Now, I will express some more thoughts about the android.  I don't like what
> Apple did with its IPhone.  They made it so every app needs to get their
> approval.  This does not seem to be the case with the android if I am not
> mistaken.  If I am correct, I hope Google does the same thing to Apple that
> Microsoft did to them!  I just hope the android is as accessible as the
> IPhone is before that happens.  Having said that, we need to live in the
> real world, not the one we hope is yet to come.
> Mike Hanson

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