Microsoft encourages devs to create quality apps by allowing higher prices

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Microsoft encourages devs to create quality apps by allowing higher prices
We have heard that Microsoft has started its series of “dev camps” for app developers and as it seems the Redmond-based company does have a different vision of how to manage an app storefront, compared to Apple’s. While the people who brought you the iPhone say “OK!” to apps that cost 99 cents, Microsoft would not welcome such offerings. In a dramatic speech, Loke Uei from the company’s Mobile Developer Experience Team has said:

"I know, 99 cents is interesting -- yes, consumers like to pay 99 cents for applications. But 99 cents, come on, I think your app is worth more than that."

The idea is that in this way app developers will be stimulated to create better products for Windows Marketplace for Mobile, which will normally be sold at higher prices. Higher profits for developers, higher quality for consumers. Sounds like a fair trade to us. Let’s just hope everything will still be affordable though.

source: TechFlash via EngadgetMobile



1. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

im not sure that ruling out the .99 app is a smart move the Iphone has many apps at many diffident prices. i think one of windows mobile app biggest short coming has been its extremely high pricing on apps. i use both apple and windows based phones and the one thing i know is that if the windows mobile store prices are too high...THE IPHONE WILL HAVE AN APP FOR THAT.

2. NightFox50

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 18, 2008

hahaha agreed...been owner of many winmo devices and always go for the free apps and never and i mean NEVER have spent money on an app that im not even sure im gonna like ....seems to me that microsoft is being dumb again, and to be honest probably doesnt want to acrrue the expense of having these apps available, so they are passing the expenses onto the consumer like they've done for years. Its almost like they ned to go to Bussiness 101, "if your competitors price are low, then urs have to match it!!"

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