One of the big problems I had with iTunes Connect is that they charge me a wire fee every time I got an international transfer. This meant charges of $13 every month, times four or five for each international zone that hit the minimum.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Snooping around, wire-in charges seems to be pretty standard at banks. That actually seems insane to me, especially if it's a highly automated process, as I suspect the ones iTunes is sending is. While Apple could solve the problem by repatriating all earnings and just doing an EFT, I suspect there are some legal issues with this.
Until then, I have the iTunes payments flowing to my Fidelity MySmartCash account. I talked to them and they do not charge for wire transfers in. I also set up check-writing, so I suppose I will be using that as my account to pay our costs as well.
Posted by Ted Chan at 9:54 AM
Sunday, December 20, 2009
My friend Crystal forwarded me this video, and I thought there'd be no better way to wish all the readers here a happy holiday season.
Posted by Ted Chan at 8:44 AM
Monday, December 7, 2009
I posted a couple weeks ago about over-the-top app store analytics players for iTunes Connect. After careful consideration of all the options, I picked AppViz.
I tried AppFigures because I would prefer a SaaS model given all the different terminals I use. It has a lot of potential, but I found it to be someone quirky and buggy. It also doesn't support the monthly financial reports, which I absolutely need.
AppViz only works for the Mac and runs as Desktop software. But I found its reporting to be robust, and at $29.99, there is no limit on apps. Heartbeat and AppFigures essentially charge per app, and when you're like me and have 20+ apps, that gets expensive quickly.
Posted by Ted Chan at 10:03 PM