How does a sales event that triples its expectations and donates
an estimated $200,000 to charity become controversial? The
promotion was wildly profitable for Ryu and his partners, but
shafted the developers, who were paid relatively low fees for
According to several sources, the shareware developers were paid
a flat fee ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 for their shareware
apps — approximately $100,000 total — leaving an estimated
$400,000 to $500,000 for Ryu and his partners after costs.
Just to be clear, these numbers, which roughly match what I’ve reported, are based on Gilbertson’s own reporting, not mine.