Paid Apps in the App Catalog Triple-Confirmed for Next Week, 1.2 too
Palm is sticking to their regular schedule of unloading apps on Thursdays, but next Thursday, Sept 24th, will be extra special as, yes Virginia, you'll be able to pay for apps. We mentioned it Saturday and confirmed it on Tuesday, but here's one more piece of confirmation pie: a very-slightly-embiggened version of the pdf just posted at All Things D.
Developers get paid via PayPal on a 70/30 split. The ability to upload apps will cost developers $99 a year, but the lucky beta participants only need to chip in a token $5 for this first year.
Also, say goodbye to public download counts in webOS 1.2. webOS 1.2, you ask? Yes, we're still expecting it sometime next week and you could do worse than guess it'll land on the 24th, same as paid apps.
Now, it's always possible that Palm could decide to push things back a week for some extra spit and polish - the hour-long series of App Catalog bugs that came with yesterday's batch of apps is definitely something Palm won't want repeated on such a big day. Either way, we think that Thursday morning would be a good time to remove those tweaks and patches.
Thanks again, anonymous tipsters!