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posted 2017-11-01 23:02:11 +0200

I don't know what to say...

  • In 2012 I had published nWallet Android app, with "buy me a coffee" option. Only 30-40 users used that option and in total there was a maybe 300 USD in total.
  • Then I decide to monetize by Ads, but disabling ads for users who donated before. It generated 150 USD. It wasn't enough to cover anything. A few months ago I simply decided to terminate app development, support and to remove it from the PlayStore.

I had N9 before and I am Sailfish user since day 1. I have created few apps in that time and I am mostly proud with:

  • Tooter - Native Mastodont client for SailfishOS
  • Pingwiini - Native Twitter client for Sailfish OS) and
  • CityBikes - Bike stations tracking

Mine problems were:

  • Poor documentation without enough examples. Most of my dev time was spent on the searching is someone already done something similar and learning from them;
  • Harbour is missing so many options that it hurts (comments, stats, web version, rollback...) PlayStore is a dream come true for app publishers.
  • A lot of APIs are reserved for Jolla only: before this update, simple image picker was in "forbidden" list;
  • No paid option for app monetization with price and subscription version (it is ok to learn something new, but devs can't live with tap on the back and tnx in comments);

I don't know... Just wanted to share this with you.

I don't know what to say...

  • In 2012 I had published nWallet Android app, with "buy me a coffee" option. Only 30-40 users used that option and in total there was a maybe 300 USD in total.
  • Then I decide to monetize by Ads, but disabling ads for users who donated before. It generated 150 USD. It wasn't enough to cover anything. A few months ago I simply decided to terminate app development, support and to remove it from the PlayStore.

I had N9 before and I am Sailfish user since day 1. I have created few apps in that time and I am mostly proud with:

  • Tooter - Native Mastodont client for SailfishOS
  • Pingwiini - Native Twitter client for Sailfish OS) and
  • CityBikes - Bike stations tracking

Mine problems were:

  • Poor documentation without enough examples. Most of my dev time was spent on the trial and error, and searching is someone already done something similar and learning from them;
  • Harbour is missing so many options that it hurts (comments, stats, web version, rollback...) PlayStore is a dream come true for app publishers.
  • A lot of APIs are reserved for Jolla only: before this update, simple image picker was in "forbidden" list;
  • No paid option for app monetization with price and subscription version (it is ok to learn something new, but devs can't live with tap on the back and tnx in comments);

I don't know... Just wanted to share this with you.