The boss of my boss is… spot on


image

The enemy of my enemy is apparently my friend (I have little to prove that) and the boss of my boss is … Anand Krishnan. Intelligent, handsome, clever and … did I mention he is the boss of my boss 🙂

Anand was recently interviewed about Windows 8 on thenextweb.com.

Anand did a great job of explaining the opportunity Windows 8 presents to application developers. Highlights:

  • Market size
    • “Windows users worldwide …is north of 1.2bn”
    • “600m people are running Windows 7 – every one of those machines can run Windows 8 … for £24.99 ”
    • “This (the changes Windows 8 brings) creates the largest application marketplace opportunity to date in terms of addressable users, reach and monetization per application”
  • Developer Ecosystem
    • “We like to think it’s the most developer-friendly platform out there”
    • “You can be a C and C++ guy and have a home. Or HTML and JavaScript …” (and .NET for those reading carefully)
  • Monetization
    • “Most of the industry has a 70%/30% split, which is what we offer,” explains Krishnan. “But once you hit $25,000, this shifts to an 80%/20% split. With in-app purchasing, if you use your own back-end – which you’re allowed to do – you keep 100% of the proceeds.”

And …. if you are running Windows 8, why not install The Next Web for Windows 8.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s