SFGate has a great story today about app developer Sourcebits, which has clocked up 20, 000 downloads of its $0.99 Night Stand HD app, primarily because Apple omitted the very handy Clock app from the iPad, with its hugely popular Alarm Clock. Sourcebits CEO, Rohit Singal, says that aside from the lack of an alarm clock on the iPad, the main reasons that Night Stand HD is doing so well are, “A.) Brilliant design with bug free coding, B.) Focus on one thing and one thing only, C.) Value for money.” Slashing the price by half didn’t hurt either! Rohit also told SFGate that he has amassed sales of around $100,000 from iPhone apps so far this year, as opposed to just $5,000 from Android apps. Rohit blames Android’s poor showing on what he sees as the shortcomings of Google’s Android Market, such as not providing web links that a publisher can link to an app – “Google being a web company, this is unacceptable,” he says.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
Source: iPad Developer Makes Thousands Because Apple Didn't Include An Alarm Clock App (AAPL, GOOG)