在未来几年内，第三方手机应用商店将越来越为开发商所重视——独立应用商店GetJar的地位几乎与Android Market不相上下，而亚马逊也马上就要推出自己的Android Appstore了，种种迹象表明，第三方应用商店百花齐放的时代已经来临了。
MobileApps.com to offer 95% revenue cut to Android and iOS developers
It’s clear that third party app stores are likely to have an increasing role in a developer’s route to market in the years to come.
Android already has alternatives to its official marketplace – GetJar for free apps being the most prominent, with Amazon looking to launch its own Android Appstore in the near future – and there would seem to be plenty more to come.
In an attempt to differentiate itself from said rivals, MobileApps.com comes to the table offering a 95 percent revenue cut for developers from each download.
Rather humbly, the firm claims its own 5 percent share will be used to pay off credit card and basic admin expenses rather than drive profits.
Robin the app rich
It’s a set up CEO and founder Alvin Koay believes will appeal to a development community struggling to get its titles noticed in amongst the mire.
“Ultimately, our highest intent is to be portrayed as the Robin Hood of app developers that truly champions their interests,” Koay said.
“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.”
Indeed, what makes MobileApps.com interesting is, as well as targeting developers unhappy with Google’s restrictions on paid apps on Android Market, the firm is also touting its wares at iOS developers.
Two pronged attack
Though iPhone apps naturally can’t be sold directly, visitors to the site will be directly channelled from the site to iTunes using their own affiliate links, earning them commissions from any sales that result.
It’s an app store that will, as the market demands, act simultaneously as both a marketplace and discovery tool in its own right.（source:pocketgamer）