Billings is the Top Paid Business App

Scaling / January 7, 2011 / Ryan

The Mac App Store is doing well. Apple has reported over one million app downloads during its first day.

Billings has done quite well too, holding the Top Paid position in the Business Apps category of the Mac App Store.

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Along with the success of the Mac App Store came a myriad of questions for developers.

To start things off, there are no feature differences between the version of Billings that ships in the Mac App Store, and the one currently available on our website. Billings 3.7 was released exclusively for the Mac App Store.

Realmac Software covered two of the more frequent questions in a blog post earlier today.

Since they communicated these things well, here are the answers (company name changed to Marketcircle in the second question):

The App Store shows an app as already “Installed”
The “Installed” button appears because the Mac App store is identifying applications that have the same internal application identifier on both the Mac App Store and from the developer’s own store. As such, it’s more a bug on Apple’s side than a confirmation that you can update your copy of the apps from within the App Store. You can only update applications purchased via the Mac App Store using the Mac App Store.

Can I easily move my Marketcircle-bought copy of an app to the Mac App Store?
Unfortunately not. The App Store has no way to migrate existing users to the Mac App Store purchase history (and uses an entirely different, Apple-specific, way of securing purchases).

Macworld also wrote a great article entitled “The Mac App Store: What you need to know“.

If you’ve downloaded a trial of Billings and wish to purchase it from the Mac App Store, please follow these steps.

Since Billings can be purchased 3 different ways. We’ve written an article that outlines the differences.

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