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  • Posted to We Need Sketch for the iPad Pro, in reply to Surjith S M , Sep 14, 2015

    Insights into what? Business advice for tiny Mac software companies?

    Bohemian is a developer-heavy studio, so a Windows version realistically means doubling (or more) the size of their company, and targeting a platform they have little experience with. The only business reason to do this is if they have an expectation of future earnings is greater than the cost of doing so.

    I've been watching OS stats, and for small Mac software companies, the economics are just not there. Mac users tend to pay more for software, so per-user lifetime revenue is higher. Mac users tend to upgrade their OS a lot more quickly, so there are fewer OS versions to target and maintain.

    You're asking them to write software because you want it, not because it makes any sense for them to write it. You'd have a better chance of finding some Windows software shop to write a clone of it, because at least then they'd have the relevant experience.

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  • Posted to We Need Sketch for the iPad Pro, in reply to Surjith S M , Sep 14, 2015

    And just how many of the designers in India and other developing countries would pay $100 for a copy of Sketch?

    The same reason they're not buying Macs is the same reason they wouldn't buy Sketch.

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