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Cost of apps and games in Market Vs App Store

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by weyland76, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. weyland76

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    Has anyone got any idea why the cost of Android apps seems to be waaay more than the cost of iphone ones?

    A work colleague was saying that he downloaded Angry Birds (which I beleive is on its way to us) from the Apps store for 59p? I can't see it being 59p when it comes to Android?

    Yet all the apps in market seem to be more expensive than that, well the odd ones that are listed in sterling currency and not dollars.

    Or is it just me?
     

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  2. nx1977

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    IIRC apple pretty much dictate what devs can charge.
     
  3. Nodders

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    I think it is just you - some are more expensive, some are cheaper.
     
  4. wuthton

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    There are loads of apps for $0.99 which I assume is about 59p.

    Also, you can try before you buy in the Market remember.
     
  5. alan hanson

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    most ive seen are way more went to downlod on the other day his was 59p looked on the market and wanted 2.76 for it!
     
  6. wuthton

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    Just out of interest which app was this?
     
  7. johnpeat

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    The whole "59p app" thing is going to kill the market stone-dead - the idea that making a really popular app will payback and enable development of more apps is clearly nonsense (trickle down economics for the mobile world!?!?).

    Most apps/games I've found useful/fun are clearly worth a few quid - I don't consider
     
  8. wuthton

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  9. Si Pie

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    I've never paid for an app.
     
  10. OFI

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    I've bought a number of apps ranging for $0.99 to about
     
  11. SL4VE

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    i think paying for an android app is ridiculous... look at doodle jump for example 59p on app store and like 4.99 on market. i download for free.
     
  12. DCFC79

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    same but then ive not come across for an app that i feel i need that costs
     
  13. sookster54

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    Oh the prices on Apple app store is nothing, I only bought live cam (it was on sale) for $0.99 and is the only app I ever paid for on Apple and I bought Drivesafe.ly on BB for $14. Blackberry's appworld on the other hand, has some of the most expensive apps you'll find across the 3 platform (slingplayer being an exception), when themes on BB appworld costs more than most apps do then there's something wrong.
     
  14. lekky

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    When an app/game is first released then it will be more expensive. You can expect angry birds to initially be more expensive, because no one has it yet. After time the price will go down, simply economics :p
     
  15. alan hanson

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    as mentioend above doodle jump (game not app). and for those who say its only 3 then that maybe the case to you but clearly doesnt cost anymore to release it on droid from apple so its just making money. plus then theres the fact of everytime i buy soemthin from the market i get stung by my bank not the apps creators fault but doesnt help.
     
  16. Killyouridols

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    Pray to god the pricing Scheme isn't the same as Windows Marketplace. Utter Abortion of a place and WAY WAY too Expensive.

    Sod all for Free and Most app 100 -200% more the the Android Version.
     
  17. CarsnGadgets

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    Android have a much larger percentage of free apps than apple, and over all I dont think the apps are expensive, there are a few exceptions though.

    Its our fault though... because the average android user takes the attitude of "I'll never pay for an app" the devs who want to make some money for all their hard work on decent apps have to charge a bit more to compensate or fill the app with adds.

    I had an iPhone for 3 years before getting the Desire (I far prefer the Desire now), and the average apple user doesnt bat an eye lid at paying a pound for an app or
     
  18. MF DROID

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    i emailed the creator of an app asking why the app was 59/99p on the appstore and it was
     
  19. slugger09

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    I've noticed Apple doing a straight $ to
     
  20. OFI

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  21. slugger09

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    Yes well I did notice that when Windows 7 came out right enough, Us in the UK were getting a rough deal
     
  22. big_mike

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    true it was free for us ;-)
     

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