I was one of the first to tout how great the Appstore was and how much income could be made during the early appstore gold rush. I documented the great opportunity that Apple had given us.
I recommended that developers get on board, it was a great ecosystem. Money to be made, and it was pretty secure income too.
In the last year, the company I work for has earned a lot, and has been making a solid ~$500 a day which is funding development of our next App. (called Blabr and totally SFW – so no chance Apple will hit it with the Ban Hammer)
And worst of all it is NOT a secure source of income – as you can see below – it can drop to bloody close to zero if they “decide to change the rules”
I’m not the only one that is worried – I’ve been contacted by other devs who are scared to speak out, lest Apple decide to not pay them!!