First, Steve Jobs vision, nothing else. Then, the entire tech industry is built out from it. An app store for mobile devices is Jobs’ invention. So, price to pay in apps stores is a unit. Given, good netiquette to purchase reasonably. Shop around for our apps. And so, don’t buy expensive programs. Look around if cost is too high.
Most are free. Many cost. An app is eCommerce. Costs range from a few cents to a few hundred dollars depending on the App.
$0.99 price point is reasonable. Consumers can afford. 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.
Helps you earn a living. In some cases specialty apps that cost more $0.99 are the only ones available.
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.
Don’t over pay for apps because so many are free.