I would just like to say that I dont want to create a big stink about this but would like to see if anyone has an opinion on this.
I am a developer in my spare time and sell a few Windows Mobile titles on various mobile software portals. The other night while my wife was reading a sales stamentent from Handango she asked if I knew that they were now taking 50% of my revenue from each sale. I couldnt recall seeing anything about this (they change their agreement so often that I dont always read it) so this news was a surpirse to me.
Im not sure if anyone else deals with them but this seems to be a bit of a low blow to small developers out there. Ive noticed a few comments in this regard online but this seems to have slipped quitely under the radar.
It just seems to me that Handango are taking a whole lot for not much. Even their so called "support" now consists of forwarding me emails for simple things like customers entering the incorrect owner name during their purchase.
I see the Geekzone/Handango store link (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/store) seems to be a bit harder to locate nowadays but perhaps thats for a totally unrelated reason.