One of the major problems with the Apple App Store is that it loads the dice against high quality free software. Take the example of two competing applications on the App Store, one free and one paid for. The developer of the paid app can download, at no cost, the free app and then bad mouth it to the world. The developer of the free app cannot respond (because there is no global mechanism for response in the App Store), at least not without paying good money to the developer who slandered him in the first place.
Money is tight, and the recession is an absolute swine. Up to now I have always resisted adverts on my site – I feel that it cheapens my ‘brand’.
Every little helps though, and I am now seriously considering putting ‘adsense’ on the 45RPMSoftware website – and maybe the blog too.
Before I do though, I’d welcome your thoughts. How would it change your perception of my site and the products that are available here*? Is there a way of adding advertising without devaluing the brand? Your thoughts and opinions would be most welcome.
*don’t worry – the apps will still be advert free!