Despite the success of the App Store, iPhone developers haven’t had the smoothest of journey in the past year. Developers have time and again protested against Apple’s appstore approval process. But what is frustrating some developers at the moment is the delayed payments from Apple. While Apple’s contract with the developers assures them payout in 45 days after the month end, some developers have claimed non payment since Sept / Nov 2008.
In recession time (otherwise aswell) we believe that cash rich companies like Apple should make extra attempts to pay their partners / developers timely. Apple recently celebrated successful sales of 1 billion Apps via the AppStore, but the people behind the development of these wonderful apps are hurt. The situation has gone so far for these developers that they are threating legal action against Apple for these delayed payments.
Me too I’m afraid. They owe me 1,000’s and some of us have families and houses to pay for [iPhone Developers Forum]
Apple certainly has thousands of apps and developers to take care of and it would certainly make sense for them to improve the payout system to accommodate this traffic. Hope things go peacefully and we keep seeing some amazing apps on the iTunes AppStore.