The Problem With Media Apps
December 15, 2010 by Marcus Grimm
Here’s a good article about the problem facing many media apps today. Basically it says some publishers are paying a ton of money to build apps for not enough readers. Luckily, we told you that before, which is why the Nxtbook native app is about getting you there easily and affordably.
The article talks about the high cost of bandwidth, and the interviewee suggests that bandwidth can be as expensive as printing. As one astute commenter pointed out, that’s not really true:
"A 500 MB iPad magazine could be downloaded form Amazon S3 for 5 cents per customer, or on RackSpace Cloud Files for 11 cents. The storage cost would be 7 cents per issue. With e.g Wiredâ€™s 32,000 monthly iPad customers, the total would be: $1,600 (and that is for a 500 MB issue). There is no way they can print it for less than that."