Its not the best apples to apples comparison but Distimo released a report comparing the average software category prices across the competing app stores. Not surprisingly the BlackBerry App World average price is 3 times the competition on average. I know there are probably thousands of apps in the iTunes and Android store that are priced at 99 cents bringing their average down. Still its kind of crazy to see these numbers.
I know I have gotten used to paying a premium for BlackBerry apps. For example, getting a secure information storage app like SplashID or Ascendo DataVault will run you $30+ for BlackBerrys while similar apps can be found dirt cheap on competing stores.
Still I am curious to hear what you all think? Do you feel you are getting more for your money in a BlackBerry app? Do you think there is not enough competition? Does it have to do with the $2.99 starting price in the App World? Or is the BlackBerry platform just not lucrative for cheap apps?
I could not help but compare this report with a recent article I read on Gizmodo about how the Apple App Store is running low on lucrative apps. Maybe those super low price points are just not sustainable?