I as well think there should be a way that independent developers can get paid for their work. I know there is a donate button but thats acually not the same.
Werkwolf a dev, who has wrote serveral apps for SFOS acutally found a way. You can test it - I think - two weeks and after that you have 3 options what would you like to pay. I dont know how he did it but in my opinion thats a fair way to handle it.
@Giiba said in Paid proprietary apps on Open Store?:
The 'must have' apps most people want are free anyways as far as monetary cost.
Only if the company offers it, because they have enough resources and its part of their market strategy. I dont think the companies will offer apps for UT, PlasmaMobile, etc..., therefore an independent developer has to do the work.
At the end it comes down to the point what I need my smartphone for - no matter if thats Instagram, Banking or official matters. I think this topic would be a good topic for a user survey.
What are the apps you miss most?
What are the apps you think could attract people to UT?
What amount are you willing to pay for an apps?
If thats even possible on UT? I dont have coding skills but with an survey I could help.