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Box pays developers to bring in more apps

Box pays developers to bring in more apps

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Enterprise storage company Box will pay its third-party developers for users that help grow the platform, the company announced Thursday.

The company’s new developer program, which launches with 10 developers but will expand to all developers within a month or two, will pay app creators based on user activity.

The focus is on users who not only spend a lot of time on the productivity apps provided by Box‘s OneCloud platform, but also draw in others by sharing files with people who are not Box users yet. Box already tracks how customers use various apps, so it’s easy for the company to add a revenue based on how many customers use the app, according to Chris Yeh, Box’s senior vice president of platform.

“These kinds of behavior are really interesting to us. We can get more sophisticated in paying developers,” Yeh said.

Box launched its OneCloud platform with 30 apps in March 2012 and has grown to 500 apps within the last year. It lets developers access Box’s 15 million cloud storage users, and lets Box distribute business apps without running into restrictions from Apple, which doesn’t let a company like Box bundle apps for sale since it cuts into the App Store’s profits.

The traditional app revenue structure pays developers a percentage based on the number of downloads, but that model favors game apps, which generate a lot of downloads and in-app purchases. There’s much less money in productivity apps in that structure, according to Yeh.

[source:cnet]

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  1. A poll which consoles people like better. I’ll give some (keyword is “some”) details for all of them first:

    -PS3 (The new sony console)-

    1. Console is extremely quiet (Less load being an Xbox 360)

    2. Can enjoy Packages dvds

    3. Free Wi-fi compatability connection

    4. Can run graphics in addition to a PC

    5. PS3 controller is extremely light and handy

    -Xbox 360 360 (Microsoft console)-

    1. Large network

    2. Popular exclusives

    3. Pay to experience Wi-fi compatability connection

    4. Rechargeable battery in your controller

    -Wii U (Manufacturers console)-

    1. Touchscreen gampad

    2. Friendly on three dimensional flat screens

    3. Might have applications like individuals have on their own apple iphones

    4. First system to possess internet sites

    5. Free Wi-fi compatability connection

    -PC (Microsoft)-

    1. Can install modifications for games

    2. Less expensive than consoles

    3. Mouse and keyboard gaming

    4. Games possess a longer existence using the pc

    5. Better graphics than you are on consoles

    Hopefully these details are in least near to true. I did a lot of research online. Anyway, to the polls. Answer the questions:

    A. Which console is the favorite?

    B. Which benefits (in both the outline or in your mind) are you finding probably the most helpful?

    C. Anything advantages you want to capture in the OTHER consoles and you should get some own?

    D. What exactly are your criticisms for the other consoles (Don’t merely say “they suck”)

  2. And what’s the main difference from a boxed and never a boxed processor?

    What’s the distinction between a boxed and never a boxed processor?

    Are you able to buy as quickly a non boxed processor and set it inside your computer, or would you then have to buy extra stuff?

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