Remember the $999 I Am Rich app for the iPhone? The thing was completely ridiculous. The whole purpose of the app was to give ‘rich’ folks an extremely overpriced app to buy, just so that they could show off how much money they have. The app didn’t do anything. Hit the icon, and all you got in return was a glowing red gem, to view and admire with pleasure. Oh, and it was $999.
Google is hoping to put an end to this kind of nonesense by placing a pricing cap on apps included in the Android Market. Word is that developers can submit apps within the price range of $0.99 to $200.
I tend to think this is a sound idea… However, I did wonder… What if there was an app out there that actually WAS worth more than $200? Doubtful at this point, but it could happen. I don’t think a fully-featured version of Adobe Photoshop will be coming out on Android or any other mobile platform any time soon 😛
What do you think? Good idea?