- Feb 22, 2015
Or until someone sells the same addon for a cheaper price. Which will happen in a few months.And that's absolutely, the ultimate standard. It's "overpriced" to YOU. Your entire argument is silly actually. As I said earlier, if you don't like the prices you can always learn to code.
Makes it a completely moot point - millionaires or not.Or until someone sells the same addon for a cheaper price. Which will happen in a few months
I totally feel that - but of course we're talking a completely different animal here. If you wanted something custom coded that wasn't available out there you would get to negotiate the price with the coder you hired, and not be stuck with the price set for one already done. I've done that many times too.Ironically being able to code makes me appreciate what it takes to write software which is the very reason why I would rather pay someone else to do it.
I don't know if thats the case with XF, but it certainly wasnt the case on vb.org..... but in truth a lot of free mods were simply stripped-down versions of paid mods.
And while I could never compare my addons with Paul's (quantity and most likely qualitywise), I never charged either. And hardly any of the addons I used where paid. Back then it was kind of a give and take system. Had I had to pay for all the addons I used, I may have charged for mine, too.I don't know if thats the case with XF, but it certainly wasnt the case on vb.org.
(I never charged a single penny for any of mine, instead we had a system where you could "donate" if you wanted).
On the difficulty of going from XF1 to XF2, well both are written in PHP otherwise you are writing entirely new code.If it's anything like moving from IP.Board 3.x to IPS4, then it is essentially the same thing. I'm not familiar with XF1 or XF2, but I would assume that code is not compatible between the two versions, so a complete rewrite would be required to update an add-on to be compatible with XF2.
Which addon was that?One of my client who happens to be fluent with HTML and CSS asked me if he needed to buy a $6 addon he saw on XF2 marketplace. He figured it was unnecessary for him to pay for something he could write himself in under 5 minutes. I typed out the code for him on Skype in under a minute
No. lol. Thats for certain. Normal addon sales do not make anyone rich. Even the exclusive rights for very large custom addons are unlikely to be anywhere near that range.PS: I doubt that any company sold more than $1M worth of addons on XenForo Marketplace so far. Has any?
Now, now... we all know that Chris D received 2.8 gajillion USD for his gallery add-on and a place on the development team from XenForo.No. lol. Thats for certain. Normal addon sales do not make anyone rich. Even the exclusive rights for very large custom addons are unlikely to be anywhere near that range.
I know that someone has hit the 6 figure mark. Not sure if anyone has hit the 7 figure mark though.Now, now... we all know that Chris D received 2.8 gajillion USD for his gallery add-on and a place on the development team from XenForo.
And no, I seriously doubt that there has been anyone even break into the 6 figure zone.... although I can think of a few that deserve that ability for the quality of the add-ons they provide.
I doubt it's possible. Even official Xenforo addons like the gallery and ressource manager likely didnt earn their company that much (at 40$ a copy, youd need 25.000 sales).On a singular add-on?
Exactly. Over at xenforo there's a resource for integrating steam with a forum. It's free and opensource.They wouldn't understand that guys who coded in their spare time and shared what they basically coded to use on their own forums would not be arund 24/7 and respond to support questions (often rather support demands) within the hour.