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Developer of the Flashlight app for iPhone 4 and 4S reaches one million sold on Black Friday

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Developer of the Flashlight app for iPhone 4 and 4S reaches one million sold on Black Friday
One million people have apparently been very fond of the Flashlight app for the iPhone 4 and 4S, which was released in July last year and updated in September 2010. It consistently scores a 5 star ranking despite that now we have quite a bit of similar apps, and with richer functionality.

The 99-cent application differed from other efforts to illuminate your way with an iPhone in the fact that it uses the LED flash for the purpose, instead of lighting up the LCD display, and starts faster than similar apps.

The app has crossed the one million copy sold threshold precisely on Black Friday, proving once again that you can have a fairly simple app idea, but execute well and make bank.

source: Flashlight (iTunes) via i4software

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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 06:38 12

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


You have to pay for that?!

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 07:43 6

3. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Of course you do,its on an iphone after all so expenditure is always expected. A lot of android phones come with this basic feature as standard and even if a particular model doesn\'t there are dozens of versions of this led torch app free on the android market

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 13:54 2

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


thats why developers prefer. IOS.. they can make money..


ps.. enjoy your version of Angry birds 3D.. also for free..

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:33 1

24. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yes developers prefer IOS so they can make money while customers prefer Android because they can get the same app for free. What do you think is better for us? Having to spend money on a stupid app that we can get for free or putting money in developer's wallets for easy copy cat apps like this? Flashlight apps have been on android since the OG Droid, of course the iPhone didnt even have a flash until recently.

But I mean, I know where you are getting at. "I'm so cool I have an iphone and have sooo much money and I like to throw it around and burn it because I can" cool story bro.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 06:50

2. Ocean02 (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


How much profit the developer made?
Is the profit shared with apple?

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:02

5. balbal00 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


Yes it is shared with apple, you can see the percentage in a recent article.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:01 4

4. Slammer (Posts: 940; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I understand having to pay for certain Apps...

.....However, I just don't see how "Well, Apple does it better" can apply in this category. Does it have 1 million candle power? Does it provide Par64 stage lighting for Rock Concerts?

It is an LED that lights up when a button an icon is pressed. Technology provided for the last few years and it's been free.

John B.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:42 3

9. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


People are willing to pay for apps just to have an iPhone. Over Thanksgiving my girlfriend's brother was showing me his fart app he paid $.99 for.

I don't get it either, but then again I made the switch from iPhone to Android two years ago.

Every time I use someone's iPhone I feel that much better about my choice, nothing bad about it but it's just not for me.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 10:43 2

12. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


As funny as that is unfortunately those fart apps have been the foundation of the apple app store and amass alot of sales!

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:21 4

14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I wasn't even trying to be funny ha...

No idea why I got a thumbs down but that's cool, someone is probably mad they had to pay for their flashlight app.

It's okay!! You have an iPhone!!

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:43 3

18. Slammer (Posts: 940; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


---\" Over Thanksgiving my girlfriend\'s brother was showing me his fart app he paid $.99 for.\"---

Yes, but think of the quality of that fart. This is the quintessential fart of all farts. Apple\'s branding is associated with this farting app. This means Apple takes the normal fart and makes it better. No doubt Apple\'s team spent countless hours on making sure just the right fart app makes it to the App store. They don\'t want you to just love the fart, they want you to live it. Afterall, you get what you pay for.

Why get a full version of Google maps for free through Android, when for a buck, you can get the best fart app in all the land through Apple? Makes perfect sense to me.

Your girlfriend\'s brother was wise to spend his money where it counts.

John B.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 14:35

21. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


iamcc, Two things:

1) Your trolling is extremely frustrating.

2) Listen, what you experience as "Every time I use someone's iPhone I feel that much better about my choice..." is just like every other in this world.

When playing with someone else's device, your mind automatically goes into "let's see what all the fuss is about" mode. You are biased the second you pick it up. I did the same thing with a SGSII being an iPhone 4 owner. I don't hate the SGSII, I just wouldn't want to leave the Apple ecosystem for it.

Seriously, everyone in this thread needs to just appreciate technology and quit the childish comments.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 15:04 1

22. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


My trolling? What about my comments is trolling?

Also, I used to be an iPhone person. If the iPhone was a better phone (for me) I would have one.

Just because my opinion is different from yours does not make it trolling, my posts are well thought out and I back up my statements.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 03:52

25. BlowJobs (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


yes dad.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:15 6

6. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Why would I want to pay a whole dollar for a flashlight app? Hmmmm...... Android manufacturers ship a flashlight app as stock.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:43 5

10. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Why would you buy a phone that needs a bumper to make phone calls?

It's an iPhone.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:18 1

7. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


www.trustmythoughts.com
I wish I knew how to make money easy like this.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 10:33

11. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I agree with the above comment.

Yes ... people pay for this app!

I am jealous that I did not think of it also ;)

It is hard to criticize the guy for developing it and making a buck or two (or much more) along the way.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:25

8. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Fyi there is a free version

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 10:47 6

13. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


you must pay to get the free version

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:37

17. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


haha!

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:34 1

15. jburris020 (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


There is a really easy fix for this, one in which you do not have to pay... Simply turn on your video camera, then turn on the flash....

Pretty magical actually

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:35

16. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Just go on the record section of the camera and turn on the flash. That's free =P

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:09

19. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


There are quite a few free apps that will do the same thing...

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 18:23

23. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


P.T. Barnum was right.

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