Sketch is Leaving the Mac App Store(

almost 8 years ago from David Barker

  • Sean GeraghtySean Geraghty, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    In other words... "We are fed up of Apple taking our money and don't see why they should. So come buy it direct from us"

    For anyone who wasn't aware, this wasn't a criticism of Sketch more of an observation of how Apple try to dominate the market and it's nice to see people moving away from the MAS.

    29 points
    • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, almost 8 years ago

      Plus no app store trials.

      8 points
    • Taylor Van OrdenTaylor Van Orden, almost 8 years ago

      Most likely not.

      Check out the myriad of issues with the MAS on HackerNews:

      Sandbox is the biggest complaint I have. I can understand it with the iOS to some degree. At least there they are constantly providing new features and hardware changes to help apps keep being innovative.

      An issue that takes you 3 minutes to fix and re-upload. And then you need to wait another 7 days. (If you're unlucky they find something else for 7 days more of waiting time).

      In fact, all of these points were made directly in the article, which I'm not certain you read:

      App Review continues to take at least a week...

      there are technical limitations imposed by the Mac App Store guidelines (sandboxing and so on) that limit some of the features we want to bring to Sketch,...

      and upgrade pricing remains unavailable.

      16 points
    • Matthew R. MillerMatthew R. Miller, almost 8 years ago

      That is not at all what this article says. Like Taylor shows, check the Hacker News comments to better understand the frustrations developers encounter with the MAS.

      4 points
    • Nathan ManousosNathan Manousos, almost 8 years ago

      Using the app store is basically paying apple to cripple your product.

      6 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, almost 8 years ago

      Regardless of this being a non-reason, I'm happy that this way Bohemian is getting more money to improve Sketch this way instead of having to pay Apple's App Store tax.

      0 points