Hauke Ingmar Schmidt wrote:
Igor Mechnikov wrote:Maybe there is a happy medium, where coders and marketing savvy counterparts will cooperate.
Also, perhaps Amazon might be a better conduit of marketing know-how than Google.
I don't think that is what Ulf thought of. It is not about the market but marketing activities like product development, target group, brand development, advertisement, pricing, choice of revenue model... The choice of distribution channel (i.e. Google Android Market, Amazon App Store or other) is an important part, but not the only one. Neither Google nor Amazon can and will do the other things for you. How could they?
I know what you mean.
I am not talking about different app stores.
Amazon as a company has a lot of retail selling expertise that Google does not.
Not a great example but I bought my Nexus One phone used on Amazon because I trusted Amazon to make things right if something went wrong with the purchase.
Same phone Google tried to sell directly and ran into all sorts of customer support issues.
Amazon might very have developer advocates who might offer useful suggestions, based on Amazon's selling experience, to programmers building an app. If not, they are in the best position to make
those experts available.