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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Apple App Store Price Rises for Australia October 2015

Along with the rest of the developer community, we have been notified this morning of price rises happening to apps and subscriptions in the Australian Apple App Store (as well as Indonesia and Sweden).

These price rises take effect in the next 36 hours and are due to exchange rates and actually offer a good opportunity for Australian developers to earn higher royalties than before, particularly if their main income base is in Australia (the current exchange rate takes care of the rest of the world for us).

For example, Australian Developers will now receive $0.95 for a Tier 1 app which is charged at $1.49 (Aussie Dollars). The below table shows this (remember, Aussie devs pay GST so Apple's actual commission is still 30% but the remainder - the developer's royalty - then has GST taken out before Apple transfers to our banks in Australia).

Updated Apple App Store Pricing for Australia, commencing Mid October 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

We are Australian Made and Owned

We are extremely happy to announce that our home-grown Content Management System (CMS), ciSUITE:, has been approved to carry the prestigious Australian Made and Owned logo.

Our development team has worked on this product (and many others) over the years from our office in Brisbane, and ciSUITE: has powered a huge number of websites since 2003 when it was in its infancy.

ciSUITE: by Creative Intersection is Australian Made and Owned
ciSUITE: by Creative Intersection ... Australian Made and Owned
Unlike many open-source CMS platforms (such as Joomla!, Drupal, and WordPress), ciSUITE: is inherently safer because we protect our source code from the prying eyes of nasty hackers. In fact, we are often asked to migrate open-source CMS sites that keep being constantly hacked into our more secure ciSUITE: platform.

Whilst ciSUITE: is currently the only one of our products formally licensed to carry the Australian Made and Owned logo, all of our other services such as Mobile App Development and ongoing support are also performed by our own in-house designers, developers, analysts, and testers - all of whom are onshore. We don't offshore work. Ever.