We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By a5cent
  1. Parktreeone's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    38 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    I'm new to windows phone, upgraded to wp8 lumia 920 from iphone. I love my new phone, so impressed, love wp8 as well. Right cut to chase. Im seeing that wp8 apps cost a lot more than the ios or android equivalent and was surprised to see this not mentioned here. Still, great phone great os
  2. a5cent's Avatar

    Posts
    6,412 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,418 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    The main reason the apps are more expensive is that WP just hasn't got the numbers yet to support app development, so the prices you are seeing already have a lot of good will built in...

    But truly, the prices are still far from expensive, right? Getting software for the price of a "big gulp" is actually ridiculously cheap. Think about it... at what price would you sell an app you spent 9 months developing?
  3. Parktreeone's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    38 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #3  
    Ah the smaller market makes sense for more expensive apps. As for spending hours on creation, yeah, I agree. I have made programs and appreciate the time and effort that it takes. But does this thinking still apply to larger companies. One thing im loving in the store is the free trials of nearly everything, other os should take note!
  4. a5cent's Avatar

    Posts
    6,412 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,418 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by Parktreeone View Post
    Ah the smaller market makes sense for more expensive apps. As for spending hours on creation, yeah, I agree. I have made programs and appreciate the time and effort that it takes. But does this thinking still apply to larger companies. One thing im loving in the store is the free trials of nearly everything, other os should take note!
    Assuming an app was built with the intention of making a profit, shouldn't the size of the company be irrelevant? Exceptions are apps built by Microsoft, which exist primarily in the interest of promoting the platform, or companies like Amazon which view apps solely as a "store front" for selling other services (books, music, etc). I don't have any hard numbers, but it seems the overwhelming majority of apps currently available in the market are made by individuals, many of them are professionals, but most of them are hobbyists.
    Laura Knotek likes this.

Posting Permissions

";