Unread for iPhone and iPad is one of my favorite apps … I use it everyday. So I was disappointed to hear that the developer hasn’t seen enough sales to continue developing for it. He wrote about his experience in a revealing blog post (that I ironically read from within his app):
Unread for iPhone has earned a total of $32K in App Store sales. Unread for iPad has earned $10K. After subtracting 40 percent in self-employment taxes and $350/month for health care premiums (times 12 months), the actual take-home pay from the combined sales of both apps is:
$21,000, or $1,750/month
Considering the enormous amount of effort I have put into these apps over the past year, that’s a depressing figure.