Still, Petschnigg says, "there’s clearly something amiss right now" when it comes to app monetization.
Now we have 25 people working on it, testing on eight or nine different platforms, in 13 different languages." Fifty Three makes money by selling hardware, a popular stylus called pencil, and has raised million in venture capital funding from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates.It’s mostly because of App Store policies, he says."There’s no way to issue a refund if someone decides they didn’t like it," Sinclair says.But for smaller developers of pro software, the i Pad Pro may present more of a quandary than a new computing platform. Despite the new tablet’s processing power and capabilities, it’s still running on mobile software — and developers aren’t totally convinced the economic incentives exist in the App Store for i OS.In short, they feel they wouldn’t be able to charge users the amounts they normally would for a version of their software that runs on a desktop.