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iPhone: Where is the App Store heading..

01-04-2009, 08:54 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Iceland
Posts: 154
Where is the App Store heading..

About price drops, discounts in the app store.


Some of the games are worth more than they are taq'd.
( certainly not most of them )
But the reason there are SOO many junk games and applications in the itunes store is
precisely because developers that don't have a named product are scared that users
will not consider it worth its price and developers don't want to put time into
the games/apps and money needed for it to be good.

If this goes on with this rate things are going to turn pretty ugly.

At current:

A) there will be 99% junk and 1% quality in the app store.
Most of the developers will go out of business because they are not making
any money since they price their apps at 0.99$ - 1.99$


The Hope:

B) Developers will raise the price and the bar of quality - lower quality developers
will go out of business.


Everytime I see another iLaugh or iFart or ibounce or something crap like that, something that a developer spend close to no time developing and is selling for a 1$
just to try and make a quick cash the first week ( like lottery ), makes me a bit sad.
These junk applications and games pile up like garbage and shade on the games
and applications that I think users would love to spend a little money on. Something
that has quality and entertainment, last's more than an hour and has replay value.

Sadly, most of the stuff hitting the app store is not the case.

I think that in the next 3 - 6 months, change will come.

What do you guys think?
Crap or Quality?
100 good games or 1000 bad games?
01-04-2009, 08:55 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 1,549
you're saying you don't like having 5 tip calculators, 4 Sudoku games, 3 fart apps, 2 racing games, and a partridge in a pear tree?


(thanks inkstar)

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01-04-2009, 08:56 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,208
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01-04-2009, 08:57 PM
#4
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Location: Iceland
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wegmans View Post
you're saying you don't like having 4 Sudoku games, 3 fart apps, 2 racing games, and a partridge in a pear tree?
you forgot to mention 5 tip calculators
01-04-2009, 08:57 PM
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hahaha
01-04-2009, 08:59 PM
#6
It's time for CHANGE.

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01-04-2009, 09:01 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by inkstar View Post
hahaha
yeah, lol, also the aptrige one

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01-04-2009, 09:04 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by your personal robot View Post
It's time for CHANGE.
I think we need to put our country first.
01-04-2009, 09:05 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibelongintheforums View Post
I think we need to put our country first.
For me the app store is more important than your country

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01-04-2009, 09:07 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by your personal robot View Post
For me the app store is more important than your country
Agreed