Please do not post the same thing multiple times. The board software automatically flags certain posts as needing moderator attention. This happens the most often for new users. I'm pretty sure this is made clear at the time you attempt to post. Posting the same thing over and over again just makes that many more posts the moderators have to weed through later. This makes us sad. Don't make us sad. If your post/thread doesn't appear, just wait a while. Don't post it again. If it hasn't shown up by the next day, then you can try again. I normally go through posts in the mornings, and try to check a few times throughout the day, but I'm not here 24/7. There will typically be a significant delay before posts are approved. Just be patient.
It seems as new paid apps are never shown, getting bad ranking and therefore no/very low downloads.
I believe the only way to make a decent amount of money off the App Store is to invest into marketing, and a lot of it. The problem is that buying ads and what-not is really only profitable for big names like EA - us individual developers cannot afford it.
Of course, there is (and always will be) a large market for mobile Applications - however, at the rate the iOS App Store is going right now, it seems like spending time, resources, and money into an App is a waste for us.
I have tried the free-premium scheme, and the conversation was over 1:100 - terrible rate, not even worth wasting my servers resources to serve content to the 99+ people out of 100 that didn't download my premium version.
It's been over a month since I've touched the App Store - honestly. My Apps are now doing terrible, I'm out of ideas, and ideas I do have I'm nearly sure won't get anywhere but the third page of search results. It's depressing - really.
Share your thoughts and opinions here. I'd love to hear them.