high app pricing

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by jdcrow711, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    hey all -- i am at work so i cant do it myself but my interest is peaked. what are those realllly expensive apps??

    Thanks!
     
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  3. macrumors 6502a

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    lmao?!?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    What - This is a joke right! :p:rolleyes:
     
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    UK price is £39.99 ($77)
     
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    It's for pilots .. it shows weather conditions etc.
     
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    carve

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    Most of them are free through $15.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    It's an app for pilots... Airport information, METARs, TAFs, aviation weather imagery, flight plan filing, etc etc... if you didn't understand any part of that, it's probably not for you :)

    Netter's Anatomy and Netter's Neuroscience flash cards are both $40.
     
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    For that price i hope it flies the plane for them too.
     
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    In general: all the Apps seem a bit over priced! What does the $70 app even do?
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    No joke; very robust app (which more were this robust). You can file a flight plan from your iphone and do just about any prep work for a flight from your iphone with this app. It looked pretty interesting actually. I'm not a pilot so not for me but I bet there are folks out there who this tickles...
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Checkout the Foreflight website. Its a pretty complete app for pilots. Full weather maps and travel paths. No wonder it costs $70.
     
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    In general: all the Apps seem a bit over priced! What does the $70 app even do? - That causes such a price leap?
     
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    What's wrong with that pricing? That's a pretty good price for an app like that, especially considering that most aviation apps like this run on subscriptions.
     
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    it is interesting... the app store..

    there are plenty of free applications, but, then.. there is the same thing, by someone else, which is being sold for, say 59p (UK)... why bother buying it, when there is a free version..

    things like a voice recorder... from FREE to £2.99
    flashlight - FREE - to £0.59p

    hmm... i'll just save myself £3.58 and get the free ones thanks
     
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    What I find amusing is all the weather info is available FREE on the web. ALl this does for you is bring it together in one spot...

    :apple::apple:
     
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    I'm pretty sure there is more to it than just the weather for pilots.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks everyone... anything else like 40+??
     
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    If I were still flying, I'd buy it immediately. Yeah, everything it does can be found free elsewhere, but the integration and interface is fantastic. And it's cheap compared to other mobile aviation tools.
     
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    If you can afford to keep a pilots license current, you can afford an app that saves you a tiny amount of time and gets you official and specifically detailed aviation weather reports (what's the wind report and outlook at the altitude in your flight plan, etc.) Your life may depend on it.
     
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    Do you expect them to just go on weather.com?!

    Very reasonable price.
     
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    Nothing wrong with it. OP just wanted high price apps.
     
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    Do you have any clue what this piece of software does? If not, go get your pilot license, maintain that license and then come back to tell us if you think this is a good price or not.

    For what it does the price is spot on. Like others have said, most of the software or websites are subscription that can cost alot more then what you would be paying for this app.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors regular

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    exactly :) i was at work and saw the graph showing things at 40-70 dollars and was like "wtf are those???"
     
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    marksman

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    Why don't people understand that the iPhone is not for poor people.

    From crying about rates, to having to unlock your phone to be on the cheap to now complaining about the costs of applications you have no idea what they even are...

    KNOCK IT OFF.

    Seriously. It is getting tired. Just because the iPhone is a small device does not mean there can not be applications that are valuable. I guarantee you that in the future there will be limited targeted applications that will cost hundreds and thousands of dollars.
     

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