Why iPhone App Developers Should Create Windows Mobile Apps?
[heading centered=”yes” margin_bottom=”no” large=”no” background=”no”]Microsoft’s secret to populating an unpopular Mobile platform:
Business Insider reports that [highlight dark=”no”]Microsoft has been openly paying upfront for writing windows mobile apps[/highlight]. Word is that, some developers were offered as much as $100,000 to bring their apps to Windows Mobile.
A nice piece of reporting by Jenna Wortham and Nick Wingfield landed on the front page of the [highlight dark=”no”]New York Times[/highlight] Business section, two days before the launch of the [highlight dark=”no”]Nokia Lumia 900[/highlight]. While the [highlight dark=”no”]Windows Phone global market share[/highlight] continues to be tiny (up to 2.6 percent in 2015) but it is making momentous gains in some areas.
Microsoft’s main dilemma is not absolute refusal by iOS developers, but it is about its platform which is simply not a priority of app developers. However developers always “go there where people are” but Microsoft’s weak position in mobile apps market is at the same time appears to be as a best opportunity for developers who want to be paid high for best idea apps.
When free phones and promises of prime real estate on the [highlight dark=”no”]Windows Phone app store[/highlight] wasn’t enough to get reluctant developers to write software for the new device — the first fruit of a collaboration between Microsoft [highlight dark=”no”](MSFT)[/highlight] and Nokia [highlight dark=”no”](NOK)[/highlight] — Microsoft reportedly starting writing checks to cover some of the cost of development, which can run anywhere from $60,000 to $600,000.
Among the developers that, according to the Times, have been paid to write for the Windows Phone OS:
- [highlight dark=”no”]Foursquare[/highlight], creator of Foursquare
- [highlight dark=”no”]Cheezburger Network[/highlight], creator of I Can Has Cheezburger?
- and (reading between the lines) [highlight dark=”no”]Rovio, maker of Angry Birds[/highlight]
By the time the Lumia 900 is released, the Times reports, the Windows Phone app store will have more than 70,000 titles, including [highlight dark=”no”]Netflix[/highlight], [highlight dark=”no”]YouTube[/highlight], the [highlight dark=”no”]Weather Channel[/highlight], [highlight dark=”no”]Amazon Kindle[/highlight] and [highlight dark=”no”]Fruit Ninjas[/highlight]. Still missing:[highlight dark=”no”] Pandora[/highlight], [highlight dark=”no”]Instagram[/highlight] and all the [highlight dark=”no”]Zynga games[/highlight].
“We are by no means satisfied with our catalog,” Casey McGee, senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, told the [highlight dark=”no”]Times[/highlight]. “That’s something we can get better at, and do better at, every day.”
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