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11:18 pm — Friday, 5 January 2018
Who would have thought an FTP client for iOS would be a niche application?
11:43 pm — Friday, 5 January 2018
> t’s an interesting contrast to Apple’s announcement today of record-breaking App Store revenue
How much of that is from selling IAP gambling coins to kids in predatory "game" apps.
3:50 am — Saturday, 6 January 2018
The Voice of Reason:
Okay, people, keep calm. It's only an FTP client. Let's not Panic.
5:47 am — Saturday, 6 January 2018
This is another marketing scheme.
Notice the word they use is "soon".
This is a marketing principle of scarcity play.
Here is what is said on their website:
"We will soon remove Transmit iOS from sale. This is your last chance to purchase it — if you think it’ll be useful for you. It does a lot of useful things, even if it won’t be updated in the foreseeable future."
If they are killing it, why push it at the same time?
A quick boost of cash.
1:26 pm — Saturday, 6 January 2018
My Optional Name:
At $10, it's not "pro" enough. Boost that pricing to $25 or more, and pros will flock to it. Guaranteed.
3:10 pm — Saturday, 6 January 2018
What this file transfer app needs is some artisanal typefaces.
8:43 pm — Saturday, 6 January 2018
Then they will later backtrack and say:
"Due to overwhelming demand, we have decided to keep supporting and updating Transmit iOS... for now."
>Sure makes me wonder just how much of App Store revenue is from games.
Sure makes me wonder why Gruber doesn't do something useful with his time and find the answer. Doesn't he have some connections with some Apple people? He can get interviews with Hair Force and Fat-Fuck Phil but can't get some basic revenue numbers?
I'd guess over 80% of revenue is from games and in-app purchases for games.
Almost every single app I have purchased has been a game.
In all these years, I think I have made 3 in-app purchases. All 3 were for free-to-play games in order to remove the ads.
Things like Netflix I purchase directly from Netflix.com
5:58 pm — Sunday, 7 January 2018
Every single app I've purchased has not been a game. One I did purchase was - get this - a Usenet client for iOS. If you think FTP is old hat, Usenet is positively antediluvian.
7:24 pm — Sunday, 7 January 2018
> What this file transfer app needs is some artisanal typefaces.
Don't forget a dull cocktail recipe!
10:39 pm — Sunday, 7 January 2018
If by "antediluvian" you mean "last night I used Usenet to download Bladerunner" then yes, antediluvian. And that was Blade Runner 2049, of course. Piracy is great at keeping old tech humming along.
I have no idea why anyone would buy an FTP client. I mean first, there are others (Fetch has worked since, uh, OS 7 - before the guy won Jeopardy?). And second, literally who uses FTP?
3:36 am — Monday, 8 January 2018
>And second, literally who uses FTP?
Didn't Panic also make a Usenet client up until a few years ago?
5:37 am — Monday, 8 January 2018
A Scurvy Dog:
>If by "antediluvian" you mean "last night I used Usenet to download Bladerunner" then yes, antediluvian. And that was Blade Runner 2049, of course. Piracy is great at keeping old tech humming along.
I stopped using Usenet as soon as my ISP stopped providing it. There are easier, free ways to pirate anything (though it's best to use a VPN for them).
>Didn't Panic also make a Usenet client up until a few years ago?
Yes, it was Unison. It was awful, or at least the initial release of it was.
2:26 pm — Monday, 8 January 2018
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