I think that the fact that there are iPhone apps on the US store that are not available on the Canadian iPhone app store (for whatever reason) indicates that this is not the case.Being that it's software, I can't imagine there are distribution rights issues as there would be with media
Apple just opened up what they call an 'App Store' for recent model Macintosh computers.I'm lost. What does the iPhone app store (which I presume you mean iTunes app store) have to do with the Mac app store?
The compelling reason is going to be 'volume'.Mac App Store is still a nice idea even if the offerings are slim at this point. Problem is, unlike iOS devices, you don't need it to buy software for your computer.
Apple needs to come up with some compelling reason for software publishers to want to sell software through the Mac App store.
I know. I just don't know what the poster I was replying to was trying to communicate.Apple just opened up what they call an 'App Store' for recent model Macintosh computers
Yeah I appreciate that but are there so many Mac apps out there that software publishers need the Mac App store?The compelling reason is going to be 'volume'.
I recently read a piece that described that a part of the rationale for an online OS X App Store is that historically Apple and vendors of software products for OS X have rarely been able to get first choice of the best locations for their products in retail stores, so this is an end run around the companies that do have first pick options. It's the same phenomena as grocery and department stores that are actively "encouraged" by large corporations like Coca Cola, Kraft, Chanel, etc. to place their products at eyeline in key locations.Hugh said:Apple needs to come up with some compelling reason for software publishers to want to sell software through the Mac App store.
Watch and see. Excluding Canada, almost every Mac developer is desperate to be a part of the App store. Sure there's notable exceptions like Microsoft, but obviously it's because they are racing to copy the idea for themselves.The efficiency and volume argument would definitely seem to be the most compelling argument that Apple can make but you said it yourself, "There ain't much in the appstore, that's for sure, at least in the Canadian store."
So I guess, I'm wondering, if it's so compelling, why are more software developers not getting on board?