How is this developer making any money? Should de banned from the store

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by xsecretfiles, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    I dont see why he would need to be banned? Am I missing something?
  2. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    I think he's referring to the extremely frequent price changes which probably bump his views on apps that monitor changes.
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    How is that grounds for a banning at all? Sure, as a customer i'd be a little irked, but as Apple, why should they care? (Open question, not directed at you Strike.)
  4. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    I agree with you, I don't think it warrants a banning. It's basically just a tactic (albeit maybe not the best one) to sell more apps.
  5. vettori macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Italy, near Venice
    Well, Apple could (and should) put a limit on the number of time a price can be changed in a specific time interval.

    I sometimes changed the price for my apps to find the "right" price for an app but never done this way to get visibility.
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  7. conman16 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    There's this dev called "proWeb Games". Check them out on appshopper they have 50+ apps that all switch from 1.99 to free at least a couple times a week, alternating so that everyday there is at least 3 or 4 of them on sale. They pop up on pandora box every goddam day and it's pissing me off.
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I don't think it warrants a ban but frankly, if you have a DVD to scan the bar code then why would you need to find the DVD?
  9. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Nobody trying to make a buck should be band, as long as they are not stealing, deceiving the public or doing anything illegal. They are just working with the hand that was dealt. It is clever marketing. The problem here is its annoying the consumer, however the consumer does not need to use the Appshopper to find and buy Apps. I don't.
  10. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    That's not being 'clever,' it's abusing a system. People trying to get page views by working around Google's rankings get dropped from the engine. I like it. I'm sure some people may get nailed incorrectly, and hopefully there's a system to fix it, but just perma-changing your prices for attention is worthy of a smackdown.
  11. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    It seems kind of pointless unless it searches for prices which I don't think it does. There's a free jailbroken app that scans barcodes for a lot of different items and gives you online prices.
  12. PeteB macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    Simple. You're a movie pirate and you want some artwork to print out on crappy paper to put in the DVD box. This app will get the cover art for you when you walk into a shop and zap the boxes of all the movies you downloaded the night before (or if you rented them from Blockbuster, you don't need to get a scanner to do the same thing).
  13. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    If it's any consolation, it doesn't seem to be working:

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