Mobile app developer Shifty Jelly (maker’s of PocketCasts):
So today we’re making a stand. Effective immediately we are removing ourselves from the Amazon Store. We’re not the only ones doing this.
The story of their Amazon App Store experience is amazing to say the least. They fully debunk the theory that developer’s get any sort of revenue when their app is the featured free app of the day, and the theory that being featured somehow increases sales going forward.
These guys freely admit they knew what they were getting into, but the public perception is that developer’s do make money off these free apps, and clearly that isn’t the case.
(via John Gruber)