Registrations for Android Market will open this Monday and theres a $25 fee.
In order to make sure that each developer is authenticated and responsible for their apps, you will need to register and pay a one time $25 application fee. Once registered, your apps can be made available to users without further validation or approval.
The last sentence sounds sweet, no validation or approval. Thats doubtful but will significantly speed up time-to-market for the apps.
From next year, Market will support paid apps. The revenue sharing is 70-30 just like iPhone's AppStore.
Developers will get 70% of the revenue from each purchase; the remaining amount goes to carriers and billing settlement fees—Google does not take a percentage. We believe this revenue model creates a fair and positive experience for users, developers, and carriers.
I wonder why we need to share our money with the carriers, aren't they already earning through the data plans ?
It will be interesting to see how the store actually works. In terms of its revenue sharing seems unfair. But then again someone will make the "Black Android Market" to bypass the restrictions. Also you can use embedded pay to use systems inside your app. My last concern would be the policies on restricting apps and other app pulling systems.
Hmmm another thing I have to question is who controls the market itself (servers) Google? or the Provider.