Most expensive app, $449.99. (Better be good!)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by megahertz, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. megahertz macrumors member

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    For $449.99 you can buy the MyAccountsToGo - Dynamic GP!

    It's for sales representatives and looks good, but...

    $450?

    There also seems to be a free version that does the exact same thing?
     
  2. MacProPIMP macrumors member

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    I was just laughing about that. Hey can we lower the price for these portable apps and not charge desktop computer prices. That'd be great. :)
     
  3. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    There's a free version. BTW misprint? $500 to $450?
     
  4. kinchee87 macrumors regular

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    The free version comes preloaded with sample data and you're also not able to sync with your company's database. Basically trial ware.
     
  5. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's one heck of an expensive iPhone application!
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    It is an enterprise application targeted at businesses. Simple as that.
     
  7. dleute macrumors newbie

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    bound to happen

    One of my clients is exploring producing an iPhone medical application. I'm not sure they would even consider charging less than $500-$1000. And at that price this app would be considered a "steal".

    I'm actually surprised we haven't seen more of these out there. Enterprise apps have a huge advantage on the iPhone platform. There are very few limitations imposed by apple. The app is literally only limited by the development team's imagination.

    My two cents.

    --Derrek
     
  8. megahertz thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I put 9 instead of 4, sorry 'bout that. ;)
     
  9. VideoShooter macrumors regular

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    $500. Big whoop.

    Businesses have this thing called money.

    In my world, a camera lens is $130K.
     
  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    You have to remember that this is a smart phone...just cause it's physically smaller than a computer, doesn't mean the prices have to be smaller...

    If it's worth the $450, then it's worth the $450...no use to consumers, but then again, 50+% of the apps in the store are no use to many people.
     
  11. MacProPIMP macrumors member

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    Maybe I'm wrong when I say I doubt iPod software can come close in terms of computer software quality and design. For instance, if apple made iWork for the ipod and sold it for $80 I would piss my self. $40 and I would consider it.
     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

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    You are wrong :D

    Just because it is a smaller screen/device doesn't mean that the quality and the design of the software has to be any less than a desktop counterpart. For iWork, I would expect that not all the functionality would be in place, but if it was all in place, wouldn't you think that it is worth it? maybe not if you already own a desktop copy so you feel that you have a "right" to a cheaper version.

    For a lot of this software it is also about the license. Business software is all about licensing costs and the support they have to give to that copy, and that all costs money.

    The Office tools on PDAs gave limited functionality, so they were always priced waaaaaaaaay cheaper than full fledged office.

    but ...

    Smaller != fewer features/less functionality.
     
  13. mrmaroon macrumors member

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    You need to gain control of your bladder..
     
  14. JNB macrumors 604

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    $450 for a mobile Great Plains client is a steal. Seat licenses are stupid expensive, and the enterprise app itself (including configuration services) can run to the high-five figures easily for a major corporation. Yeah, it does seem weird to see it on the iTMS, but that's the only distribution avenue they have for the likely several thousand installations this is likely to gain.
     
  15. umgolfer macrumors regular

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    Haha
     
  16. marksman macrumors 603

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    Yup. The value a piece of software has to someone has nothing to do with the size of the device it runs on. People need to get over that idea and concept.

    It is easily possible for applications to provide value worth hundreds or thousands of dollars to customers, and as we go along we will see many more of them.

    If it is not of value to you, then fine. Not every program is targeted at every user. This goes from the $5000 apps to the $1 apps. If nobody buys them then the developer will stop selling them, or lower the price.

    If someone sells a game for $20 and you think it is over-priced, yet they sell 10,000 of them and are happy with that, chances are it is not overpriced, and you will either have to pay to use it or not use it. We all get to make these decisions every day.

    It just gets tiresome to see so many complaints about every app and its particular price and how it is too expensive or whatever.
     
  17. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Well, iWork wouldn't be that bad. But yeah, in terms of iWork it'd be cheaper just cause the functionality would not all be there. But that also doesn't mean that just cause iPhone Numbers doesn't have the shapes or comments tool that it gets lowered in price.

    But consider Enigmo...that things a steal for $9.99...also Solitaire Forever...both applications are physically sized down for the device, but all of their functionality is there, so why charge less just cause the UI is smaller? Bejeweled 2 is almost if not fully ported...yet people are complaining about $9.99? The desktop version is $20...I thought it was gonna be $14.99.

    Also, a lot of applications that are heavily priced can also be because of copyright issues. If a Bible Works came out, sure not all of the small details won't be there, but it will still be about $300...the $300 price comes from the 112 copyrighted Bible translations rather than the UI and features.
     
  18. MacProPIMP macrumors member

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    you said it...I'm not wrong

    Less functionality= less than I could do with it= less I should pay for it.

    There will always be less functionality in a smaller device because of screen real-estate (PERIOD!!!) I find it funny when half the damn reviews out there on the old iTunes complain about the pricing of these apps so far. Wake up people. Take the bubble wrap game, it was a dollar, now it's free. Why is that, because who in the hell would even pay a dollar for this game on a regular computer?

    Please guys, why the personal attacks, because I wet myself? :)
     
  19. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Meh. It really doesn't matter - all these greedy developers are doing ($10 for Tetris? Gimme a break!) is hastening the onset of application piracy. DRM can be overcome, and once it is - look out. These developers are simply shooting themselves in the foot.
     
  20. MacProPIMP macrumors member

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    Exactly

    Right on point. Hey they dropped the price of the dictionary app to 19.99 now :) I'll continue to use the dictionary on my mac though, which comes with Mac OS X.
     
  21. daneoni macrumors G4

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    An app that costs £280/$561?

    Umm...is this a typo?
     

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  22. iShater macrumors 604

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    1) You are assuming less functionality.
    2) Smaller screen could mean more navigation to get to features
    3) The portability and being able to work away from your desk and get to the enterprise systems is ADDED functionality, which by itself is what makes these applications worth it.


    In public too! :D


    And for those folks who are complaining about $10 for an app. Have you ever wrote a program? do you know how much time it takes to write tetris? :confused:
    If the market can't bear the price that the developer thinks is fair to recover their time and money spent making the application, the prices go down.
     
  23. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    That's what this entire thread is about...
     
  24. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    I got a camera lens I'll sell you for $100K. :D
     
  25. noisebleed macrumors regular

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    those are pounds.

    pounds = 50 cent american

    double 279 and its over 500.
     

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