Raising an Apps price

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by tljff9, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Has anyone done this and how did it work out? I dropped my Apps price to $0.99 after it's initial release. Now I'm going to add some functionality and I will be raising the price by $1.

    How does this work for people who already purchased the app at $0.99? Will they have to pay only a $1 to upgrade or the full $1.99 price?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Upgrades are always free.
  3. Guest

    Sep 13, 2008
    Yep, only new customers will pay your raised price.
  4. macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Your absolute # of sales will probably go down, but your total revenue may be higher. Impossible to tell until you actually raise the price. Your App Store ranking will most likely go down due to fewer sales. It may matter for some if being on a list gets them eyeballs, but if you're already off all the lists then it doesn't matter if your ranking goes from 500 to 550.
  5. Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    The trick is pricing your app to make the maximum revenue. So what if your app costs five times more than your competitor? If he only sells twice as many as you you're still better off.

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