10-07-2013 11:01 PM
I wouldn't be concerned about BlackBerry's ablity to pay out. The BFB program was so messed up at the deadline that there are likely less then 20 developers that even qualified under the program. Once you discount those that made over $10,000 and those that made under $1,000 they are probably only paying to two people...
10-09-2013 07:54 AM
10-09-2013 01:10 PM
I have a few BFB apps, only 1 falls under the 10k program (Dive Plan). I haven't checked in a while but last time I did I was on pace to make just under $1000 by March.
It's a shame that I didn't make Visual Connection in time for 10k because that has made over 1k but less 10k. So here's to hoping I make 10k on that one by March just so I feel better
10-09-2013 01:58 PM - edited 10-09-2013 02:01 PM
@bcs925 thanks for posting, yes I remember your posts at the time around your app, best of luck, well that's two, any more?
[Edit] I guess you would be expecting, if not then at least now, the uptake to be low on a niche product in a small market.
10-10-2013 10:24 AM
I started writing Dive Plan Aug2012 and finished v1 in December2012 (made a few updates since). So the goal was never really for the 10k commitment. It was more so that I thought it was odd that there were no dive apps for BBOS so I figured I'd make sure there was one for BB10 when it came out.
I admit that I haven't done much updating (there are some features I wish to add) and/or promoting of the app lately to try to get more sales to reach the 1k minimum. I honestly thought BB10 would be more popular, not huge like iOS/Android, but at least 2x bigger than the roughly 5million devices there are said to be out in the wild. If that was the case, niche apps would be big enough.
Another one I know that met the 10k commitment deadline was Space TV (dev is a friend of mine). I believe he's on pace to make over 1k but less than 10k. It's a niche app, bigger than diving but still a niche (space lovers). Plus he got a nice promotion from Alec during Jam Americas keynote... lucky
11-25-2013 10:40 AM