This is the list of countries/stores where Catchbook is currently available. We are working to expand the list and will post updates to this thread when announcements are made.
Updated 18 September 2017: added New Zealand and Norway!
Updated 24 February 2017: added Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan!
Updated 6 February 2017: added Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Updated 10 October 2016: added Austria, Brazil, India, Korea, and Mexico.
|Country||Apple App Store||Google Play Store||Microsoft Windows Store|
Any movement in making it available in more contries yet?......New Zealand would obviously be my selfish nod, as to which should be next in-line.
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I guess it has something to do with market size. The idea of the product is to provide pull for Edge and NX, so it would make sense to make it available in the order of what they consider to be the largest markets.
It's inconvenient for those of us who have escaped the rat race to find ourselves disadvantaged because of our new remote location. It's also a little ironic that Siemens seems to lump Australia and NZ in the same market for Edge and NX, but not for CatchBook for some reason. And more Ironic that NZ still loves AutoCAD so CatchBook would be a natural introduction to 3D for the Kiwis, but what would I know I'm just an Engineer!!
Just discoverd a wrinkle for iPad -- my iPad is still registered with Apple as being in the UK, so even though I'm in NZ I can access CatchBook!! RESULT!!
It actually boils down to one thing: tax obligations!
Short answer: We are doing our best to add as many countries as possible.
The app stores represent a new channel for us (and for productivity apps in general) and we have to make sure that taxes are remitted appropriately in every country where Catchbook is sold. In some cases the app stores handle taxes for us, but unfortunately the app stores do this for only a tiny handful of countries. Even in the cases where the stores handle taxes for us we have to make sure that the accounting is received/recorded correctly and this slows down our ability to add new countries quickly.
When the app stores do not handle taxes we have to do it ourselves, and that becomes problematic when we do not have a legal entity within a particulary country. My suspicion is that small/individual app developers simply make their apps available to every country and don't worry about local taxes, however we at Siemens hold ourselves to a high level of compliance.