App Store price dynamics

Marco Arment:

I’m sure of one thing, though: the market for paid-up-front apps appealing to mass consumers is gone. If you have paid apps in the store, you’ve probably seen the writing on the wall for a while.

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But the most popular podcast app besides Apple’s, by far, is Stitcher. And it’s terrible. But it’s free. And I’ve had people in real life tell me, over and over again, that they “just use Stitcher because it’s free.”

Baromi érdekes. Annyi app van a store-ban, hogy először mindenki valami ingyenes alternatívát keres, legyen az akármekkora szemét. Ez az igazi tömeg.