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Developers can post campaigns for apps that are retailing or pre-launch. A backr makes a profit of 26% when he backs an app.
For a $0.99 retail app, a backr makes $.19 on a concept app or $.12 on a finished app. For a $4.99 retail app, a backr profits $0.96 on a concept app and $0.60 on a finished app.
Check our economics section above for additional information.
No, backrs profit when the backed app's copies sell in the retail app store. When all purchased copies have sold, the backr no longer profits.
Backrs purchase copies in sequence on appbackr. Appbackr counts the sales in the retail app store to track each backr's purchase. For example, the first backr purchases 10,000 copies of an app in the appbackr marketplace. That backr profits when the first 10,000 copies are downloaded in the store. After all 10,000 copies have been downloaded, the next backr profits.
Prior to October 2011, appbackr offered the simultaneous distribution to concept apps. Under the simultaneous distribution, backrs were paid a percentage of retail sales each month based on the number of copies they purchased, divided by the number of total copies sold on appbackr.
For example, app123 has 10,000 total copies sold for purchase on the appbackr Marketplace. Backr1 purchases 2,000 copies and gets 20% of the profits, backr2 purchases 3,000 copies and gets 30% of the profits, and backr3 purchases 5,000 copies and gets 50% of the profits, simultaneously.
We no longer offer the simultaneous distribution option.
Backrs get paid at different times depending on the retail app store that sold the app. Apple, Inc. remits payment for monthly app sales at the end of the following month. Google remits payment for monthly app sales and the beginning of the following month.
Depending on the developer's payment distribution method, the payment is sent to appbackr or the developer. If appbackr is receiving the payment, appbackr sends payment to the backr and developer within 5 business days of receipt. If the developer is receiving payment, appbackr invoices the developer within 5 business days. (If an exception arises, appbackr notifies the backrs and developers within 2 business days.)
Backrs can view monthly sales reports and the daily run rate of purchased apps on the appbackr dashboard.
A backr will continue to profit on an app's retail sales until all backed copies sell. If a developer removes the app from the retail app store before all backed copies have sold, the developer will pay the backr the revenue owed.