iManila jumps to #1 Top Paid iPhone App
First reported over at PTB, the iManila iPhone App has jumped to #1 spot as the Top Paid iPhone App for about a week now.
“iManila gives you easy access to an online phone â€œYellow Pages Directoryâ€ for finding shops, businesses, restaurants and bars in the Philippines.â€ The iManila app was developed by MangoCode, one of the few apps deveoped specifically for the Philippines (and uses DPC’s Luk4.com as source of data).
It is estimated that in order to be on the top spot for paid iPhone Apps, you need at least 10,000 downloads (I have this hunch though the the Top Apps are listed by country of origin of registered users. If so, iManila is the #1 Paid App downloaded in the Philippines).
The iManila app allegedly started out as a free app, then was labeled as a paid app for $0.99. It is now priced at $1.99 in the Apple App Store. It’s possible the developers have already earned several thousands of dollars from iManila alone. If that’s the case, there’s hope that more and more Filipino iPhone developers can make good money out of this.