First, Steve Jobs vision, nothing else. So, price to pay in apps stores is a unit. Then, the entire mobile industry is built out from it. It follows, an app store for mobile devices is Jobs’ invention. And so, don’t buy expensive programs. Given, good netiquette to purchase reasonably. Shop around for our apps. Look around if cost is too high.
Next, most popular downloads are free. After, we install on associated devices. However, a large market exists for premium installs. So, a certain type of eCommerce. Costs range from a few cents to a few hundred dollars depending on the function.
Apps are an unnecessary tool that users, ‘can’t live without’. The previous statement is an oxymoron. We can live without mobile apps if they are unnecessary. Users just feel like they, ‘can’t live without them’.
Then, free time is an issue. Also, professional use may be required for some. Pricing strategies take this into account. So, a professional app may reasonably cost more. Given, can’t do a job without it.
$0.99 price point is reasonable. Consumers can afford it. Plus, developers earn a living. Given, expensive to develop and market, it is reasonable to pay. Even more than $0.99 for an app that helps you professionally. Then, helps you earn a living.
As a result, in some cases specialty apps that cost more $0.99 are the only ones available. Given, productivity software creates files. Accordingly, must use a certain one to create a certain file type.
To understand, iPhone created the concept of an App Store. But first, iPod offered songs for just under 1.00 United States Dollar. Jobs was ruthless in his negotiation with the recording industry to make the deal. Hence, mobile industry exists today.
Don’t over pay for apps because so many are free.