5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2011 4:49 AM by Gtriever

    We should be seeing many new apps every day...but we seem to be going in the wrong direction

      138, down from 140...i'm guessing the approval process at B&N is VERY VERY VERY strict....

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          krighton wrote:

          138, down from 140...i'm guessing the approval process at B&N is VERY VERY VERY strict....


          This isn't necessarily a bad thing. If you look at the Android marketplace that place is flooded with crap. :smileyhappy:

           

           

          They are still missing some of the basics like Facebook and an IM client though.

          • Re: We should be seeing many new apps every day...but we seem to be going in the wrong direction

            Welcome to the new Apple...err... Barnes and Noble App Approval Procedure.

             

            What's funny to me, is.....  I applied.  They want to know how many copies you've sold on other platforms.  Since my number is zero (anything I do is free) they didn't seem interested.

             

            Oh well....I guess I'll just......release free software anyway.

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                HamNCheese wrote:

                 

                > Welcome to the new Apple...err... Barnes and Noble App Approval Procedure.

                 

                What's funny to me, is...  I applied.  They want to know how many copies you've sold on other platforms.  Since my number is zero (anything I do is free) they didn't seem interested. <

                 

                I think it's kind of ironic with all the flak Apple takes for their App Review process (some deservedly so), at least they let devs in the door and let them build apps on their devices and test them.  They wait until an app is submitted before passing judgement.

                 

                B&N on the other hand, slams the door in your face, and won't even let you get started.  I kid you not.  You can't even run programs you write on the Nook you bought. 

                 

                This is a highly effective technique for getting thousands of unique NOOKcolor apps into anxiously waiting customer hands as quickly as possible.  /* sarcasm=OFF */

                 

                > Oh well....I guess I'll just......release free software anyway. <

                 

                You can do that, but the only Nooks it will run on are rooted ones.  Or you could just skip the Nook entirely.  :smileysad:  It's not like it's the only Android tablet that will be available this summer.

                 

                - Mark

                 

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                  HamNCheese wrote:

                   

                  What's funny to me, is.....  I applied.  They want to know how many copies you've sold on other platforms.  Since my number is zero (anything I do is free) they didn't seem interested.

                   


                   

                  Pretty much says it all. I normally don't shop at B&N stores. The people working there just seem snobbish to me. I was always more comfortable at Borders. So I guess it shouldn't surprise me that the arrogance of B&N is going to ruin the Nook App Store.

                   

                  I like my Nook Color and will probably start using CM7 at some point. B&N seems like they're in over their heads and will probably be taken over by another company sooner rather than later. Either that or go bankrupt. They had a real chance with the Nook but they are really blowing it.