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Current iOS version/device statistics?

The answer to this SO question has become stale: iOS version/device statistics - where can i find? because time currency wasn't part of that question, and iOS version updates have been release since ...
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What pricing model has more benefits in mobile app stores: free or paid? [closed]

What's your experience with selling free vs. paid apps in the mobile app stores (AppStore, Android Market, Windows Marketplace for Mobile)? Is it better to publish free apps with advertisements or ...
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How to improve the quality of app descriptions

As a non-native English speaker I worry about my ability to create great app description. Does quality of the copy have significant impact on sales? Do I need to hire copy editor or a copywiter? ...
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Any hard evidence on how much smart phone app developers have actually earned?

I am considering making a smart phone app. Before I start, I want to see whether it is worthwhile at all. Unfortunatelly, I find it very hard to find any hard evidence on how much the developers of ...
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Revenue sharing with customer who is unable to pay development fee

I have a potential customer who has an idea for an ipad application but is unable to find sufficient fundings for this. One idea that came up is that I do the work either for free or for a minor fee ...
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iPhone app store — adding ads to free app

I have a free app in the store. I am considering an update. It would add some additional options, but also ads. I am curious if anyone else has done this, and if so what was the reaction. Did it ...
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Could Apple and Microsoft allow the GPLv3 on their locked-down devices?

It seems that both Apple and Microsoft prohibit GPLv3-licensed software in the app stores for their locked-down devices (i.e. iOS, Windows Phone and the Metro part of Windows). I have heard various ...