Why are apps cheaper on Android Marketplace than App Store?

dba415

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For example, Angry Birds is free on Android but it's 99 cents on App Store. Then Android gets all the nice deals too, thanks to Amazon's store with certain freebees, and now today they are having a sale where a bunch of nice games are only 10 cents.

Why do we never get this type of thing?
 

SPEEDwithJJ

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Maybe it is because Android s**ks & so incentives have to be given out to continue to attract people to embrace Android? :confused: Maybe the opposite of that applies to iOS? :confused:
 

VPrime

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Also, for some reason it is harder to get android users to pay for things. most of the time free apps+ ads is the only way to make money, or selling apps for a lot cheaper.
 

takeshi74

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For example, Angry Birds is free on Android but it's 99 cents on App Store. Then Android gets all the nice deals too, thanks to Amazon's store with certain freebees, and now today they are having a sale where a bunch of nice games are only 10 cents.

Why do we never get this type of thing?
There are always pros and cons on both sides of the fence. Don't make the mistake of assuming that the grass is always greener.
 

tranceFusion

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It takes 2 seconds to pirate an android app.

Therefore, devs need to make it cheap enough that lazy people/good willed people won't do so. Many apps are ad supported with no premium version available.

Also therefore, some developers don't even bother with Android, thus one main reason for the smaller/less robust app store.
 

iphone1105

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For example, Angry Birds is free on Android but it's 99 cents on App Store. Then Android gets all the nice deals too, thanks to Amazon's store with certain freebees, and now today they are having a sale where a bunch of nice games are only 10 cents.

Why do we never get this type of thing?
We get great free app deals IMO on a daily basis. The free app a day app really gets great stuff, fun stuff too. Heck EA even had a Sims game free and NFS 2 for free all weekend. I've gotten plenty of great apps for free for the iphone, that you'd have to pay for otherwise.
 
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