I just wanted to see if anyone could clarify some things for me on the DPS pricing, I'm set to launch my 1 time digital magazine so in doing this I must pay the $495 platform fee plus choose which .folio download option I want, my question is what happens if I purchase the 10,000 folio option but by magazine is only downloaded 5,000 times, what happens to the exta .folios? Thanks.
It looks like you are purchasing a single-issue publication. The only price you will pay is the $395 to publish the folio. You won't have to pay for individual downloads as those are only for Multi-issue viewers and is only available to Professional and Enterprise customers.
I hope that helps! Good luck with your publication!
No problem! It's nice to have unlimited downloads without fees (Except of course the 30% cut that Apple takes...)
As for the time it takes for Apple to approve does vary a little bit. Usually it takes 6-7 days (I've never had an app approved less than 6 days), yet sometimes it can take 12-14 days depending on the amount of apps they are reviewing, the content you supply for the app, etc. There are at least 50 different factors that could go into their decision making and amount of time spent on reviewing your app. Keep in mind that if your app gets rejected, it can take longer as you then have to fix the "mistakes" and resubmit. Sometimes I've had that happen and I've had it take another 6-7 days before it would finally get approved. I had one multi-issue viewer app that took 5 weeks before it was finally approved.
I don't mean to scare you -- I just want to make you prepared for the monster called Apple and how their dictatorial style of app regulation can affect your app release date significantly!
I hope that helped! Feel free to ask any questions you need. I'm happy to answer them in any way I can.
Yes that's right. The nice thing about Apple is that they don't charge anything to host free apps... Unlike, sadly, Adobe. I really wish Professional edition users would be able to host their own .folios on their own servers so that we wouldn't have any problems with such a pricing model. I still cringe at the idea of $.30 per download!
Way too expensive in this economy, especially for a small business like ours. I hope Adobe regularly reads posts like this, so they realize they should offer alternatives for the little guys.
My two cents!