Apps Developers: Show Us the Money

In this new mobile platform world, app developers are the new kingmakers. Not a day goes by when someone doesn't introduce their own app store, but the question of whether they'll actually be able to profit from their efforts remains. (See our related research report from GigaOM Pro, Surveying the Mobile App Store Landscape, subscription required.) In many ways, my post from last week about the potential size of the applications market has exposed what seems to be the Achilles' heel of this new economy: a lack of moneymaking opportunities for small, independent app developers.

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