[Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

Igor Mironchik igor.mironchik at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 17:42:54 CEST 2015

On 02.07.2015 18:07, Bob Hood wrote:
> On 7/2/2015 8:44 AM, Igor Mironchik wrote:
>> On 02.07.2015 17:21, Daniel Fran├ža wrote:
>>> >> This news sounds like a good week for Xamarin
>>> Indeed
>> Stop guys...
> No, they have a valid point.  I had not even heard about Xamarin until 
> they posted this, and after looking, it looks like Xamarin is a 
> legitimate competitor to what the Qt Company intended with its Indie 
> license.

Ok, Xamarin is cheaper than Qt. But with Xamarin and C# you can write 
crosspaltform only business logic. All UI is platform dependend and you 
should write UI for iOS, UI for Android, and so on. With Qt you can 
write once and deploy everywhere...

> Dropping the $25/month ($300/year) indie program for a $350/month 
> ($4200/year) full license program seems completely counter intuitive 
> to me.  Could somebody explain the rationale for that one?  As was 
> pointed out previously, Qt is not really a visible player in the 
> mobile market, and dropping that program--even though you didn't have 
> what you would consider sufficient interest--will not get you there 
> when you are now charging an order of magnitude more, twice what your 
> nearest competitor (Xamarin) is charging for their most expensive plan.
> On the surface, this looks like it was a horrid marketing decision.  
> If you are serious about market penetration, instead of withdrawing, 
> you actually should have gotten more aggressive.
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