Last time I checked top 27” iMac had lower resolution, weaker internals and about the same price as RMBP . Also, 13” Retina MBP is confirmed for fall release (read: 13” Air with Retina, finally). I think it will lack dedicated video, and that’s about it for differences. As for me – 11” Air for portability and 15” Retina MBP for power seems like a right combo. Too bad they did not put Retina in this year’s Air’s, bad display is really the weakest part in there.
quickandeasy, impressive clickthrough/registration numbers, however perhaps by attracting TF buyers you could earn much more – $14 per deposit now. It seems GR buyers deposit much less for obvious reasons.
quickandeasy, if you don’t mind me asking, how much $ per month does referral income amounts to? Is it really worth your time to bother with setting up traffic sites?
Actually to rate an item you have to buy it, what spam are you talking about?
>2) Or delete outdated ratings
Isn’t this how ebay works? You can see ratings for last month/year or so. With web technology evolving fast (and many authors/teams skills improving), it would make sense to drop old ratings from years ago.
Anyway, while argument about scalability and support is understandable, how comes companies like Paypal, Amazon, Campaignmonitor and others manage to not only continuously iterate and improve on their services, but pull off entire site redesigns. Surely Envato can manage to keep up with the times? 3 years in internet time is like ages, really. I’ve seen much more massive businesses make complete overhauls and massive improvements in that time. For a progressive marketplace such as TF, where items set new quality standards for entire internet, being an outdated place is inexplicable. As it was mentioned in this thread already, if you are experiencing lack of people on the team, consider hiring some additional developers, perhaps even among marketplace authors. I’ve seen requests from power buyers (cart / lightbox system, invoices to name a few) being in “pipeline” for god knows how long, that’s your lost profit right there (especially for PD).
I buy food! Maybe this month I can finally afford some tuna to go with my rice noodles!
... and that was the last we heard of them)
Stylius, ebay has ratings for both sellers and buyers. Perhaps if buyers have ratings, author can rate “inexperienced” buyer and explain that some difficulties he might be experiencing are resulting from his own shortcomings and not item’s fault. Then low-rated buyer’s rating should have less effect on item ratings in future.
Example: Veteran Buyer with good rating has 100% effect on rating
New Buyer, with bad rating has 10% effect on rating or so
Seems like a reasonable solution to me, although with Envato time we’ll probably have grandkids before this is done)
I have only vague idea of what Unity offers, however I’ve known Scaleform as a hardware-accelerated Flash rendering engine of sorts. If some experienced developers can comment on the matter, it would be much appreciated. Is this new offering a viable path for new developers? What solutions would you recommend to assemble a game for mobile platforms nowadays?