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So how many sales/revenue are you all expecting from your apps?

 

How many playbooks do you think BB will shift?

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Re: Sales

 


JeffLemon wrote:

So how many sales/revenue are you all expecting from your apps?

 

How many playbooks do you think BB will shift?


For me, the answer to both questions is the same. ;-)

 


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Re: Sales

I dont think anyone really knows what kind of market PB will be able to dig out.  They say a half-million units of the PB in the first 6-12 months.

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Re: Sales

It will take an update or a sequel to realize its true potential, but I believe the first release of my game will do very well.

 

I can only guess at the numbers, but I expect the PlayBook to have modest but steady sales. 50K here, 50K there...over the course of a few months, it adds up. It seems likely that a good portion of it will be enterprise-driven. Competitive pricing and aggressive marketing could make it a choice tablet for consumers, but I don't think RIM will do that until the available App list is strong.

 

I've been keeping tabs on the known apps, and in all honesty, it's pathetic. This is the result of bad developers hoping to quickly cash in on the free PlayBook offer. Trash like tic-tac-toe and fart button are a detriment to the platform. This will be a problem for RIM, since Apps are what drive smartphone/tablet sales. That said, the low quantity and quality of PlayBook apps provides an amazing opportunity for developers who are willing to put in the time and effort to produce a quality product. RIM should promote these applications and work closely with their core developers to establish strong relationships and gain exclusive apps.

 

 

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@GoldenJoe

 

I completely agree with you, detrimental apps bring problems to the platform in terms of customer liability and engagement, as well as market opportunity. I think RIM's best move is (as you have mentioned) create strong relationships with those developers that invest time and resources for creating great apps.

 

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Re: Sales

 


GoldenJoe wrote:
RIM should promote these applications and work closely with their core developers to establish strong relationships and gain exclusive apps.

 

That's an excellent idea.

 

I think people should also realize, however, that RIM isn't doing this just to get the apps we're writing now.   That wouldn't necessarily be worth the cost.  Their investment is actually about attracting developers to the platform.  Once the product is out, and we have a stable API and real hardware to test on, many of us will be able to accomplish far more than we have been able to so far with the still-limited simulator, and that's when RIM's effort here will really start to pay off.

 

By the way, I wholly disagree with the "500K in 6-12 months" idea.  I'm personally confident that the PlayBook will do far better than such pessimistic predictions suggest, and I think people are underestimating both its attraction to businesses, and the attraction it will have for people who have thought only little about tablets before, but will be very interested in its phenomenal abilities as a "media consumption device".


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Re: Sales

Peter,

 

I think you have a great point about the Playbook being a great media consumption device but I think a lot really comes down to the ecosystem it can bring.

 

And you're right about RIM not doing this for the apps we've developed up to now. My first app that was submitted was so basic that I'm sure customers would have come for my head after paying for it. However, since then i've been able to polish it up and add lots of features I just didn't know how to do at the time. Now, as I work on newer apps I'm able to create far more feature rich and polished apps than I was a month ago. I can only imagine what myself, and others, will be doing with this platform in 12 months time as it continues to grow and we continue to get better at using it to our developmental advantage.

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Re: Sales

well i personally am going to be a freshman in college next year, and if i sell even 5k of my apps i will extremely happy as all of it will go towards my future debt of college tuition!! Smiley Wink

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robertsteven192 wrote:

well i personally am going to be a freshman in college next year, and if i sell even 5k of my apps i will extremely happy as all of it will go towards my future debt of college tuition!! Smiley Wink


I think mean beer fund.

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Re: Sales

I think I will sell my $0.99 app to every single Playbook owner.

 

I am estimating I will come away with a solid $200-300.

 

 

BOOSH! And or Ca-COW!

 

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