Originally Posted by raj_k_r
On 1-Dec-2014, I bought Nova launcher prime on Amazon but now I see it is not there. What happened?
You should email him instead. Kevin doesn't check the forums any more.
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Originally Posted by Mikulic1802
Well i dont care for google now, i dont even have it in my country, but if many people wants it i dont see why not adding it, or something like it. And kevin made very big money out of this app so dont speak about limited development time. I love nova and i dont miss anything, but he sold over 1 million nova launcher prime for 4 bucks, even if that is not true information he must have earned atleast 1 million dollars. And people like you are speaking about limited development time rofl. I dont want anything from kevin, but when you say something like that its like he is doing everything for free
It's really about cost-benefit ratio. Since there's no code available, Kevin would have to figure it out on his own. The amount of time that would take would take Kevin away from his family and other commitments, and would completely justify Kevin releasing the app as a new, much more expensive launcher. If he simply released an update to the existing launcher, then yes, he would essentially be doing all of that code work for free. Chris Lacy recently outlined this philosophy, prior to his release of Action Launcher 3, and I agree with his approach.
I think that if we, as users, are going to demand features from developers - features that require massive amounts of coding - then we should be willing to pay for updates. Remember, it's not about how much money devs have already made - it's a business for them... A way for them to feed their families. If they continue to release updates (ie free features), they don't generate repeat business, newsboy that their revenue stream is stagnant. I know you aren't making demands, but others do/will. Everyone needs to be prepared to pay a little bit more, if they want big, code-intensive updates.
*I just want to tell everyone that 1) no, I'm not a spokesperson for Nova, 2) I have no more information about future updates than you guys do, and 3) I'm basing my comments on my own personal opinion, plus comments I've read from other developers, regarding similar issues.