Third party application discovery portals and stores have seen a rise in popularity lately, and though it’s unlikely that any Android application store will experience the success of the Android Market, it’s become clear that there is a place in the Android community budget for alternatives. Get Jar is a prime example of how the right software, combine with the right business model (not to mention some alluring and exclusive titles) can make a splash in the world of mobile app sales.
MobileApps.com hopes to carve out a similarly respectable name for itself, though the apparent key ingredient in their case will be revenue sharing. Developers who sell their applications through MobileApps.com will see 95% of sales revenue, with the market claiming 5% to cover credit card processing fees and other overhead costs.
MobileApps founder and CEO, Alvin Koay explains to Pocket Gamer:
“We pay the highest payouts we can and provide the best facilities such as app discovery solutions, payment infrastructure, negotiations with carriers for bulk carrier-billing rates, etc. We strive to discover gaps in the present app store markets and fulfil them to the benefits of app developers.”
Whether or not the site will use advertisements to keep the model profitable has not been announced.
MobileApps.com will host Android applications on its own servers, while iOS apps will be purchased via a link referral system. Besides increased revenue share, a primary benefit for developers who use third party markets is differentiation from the vast oceans of software found in more popular channels.
Developers can sign up right now to get involved over at MobileApps.com.
Via Pocket Gamer