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    grmonkey
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    ah blackbery app world. Our source to an abundance of apps. From games to weather info, its all there. But my question, y are some of the prices of certain apps so high!?! if you look through app world you will see that a lot of apps and i mean a lot are paid apps. Y is that? $39.99, $59.99 those are extravagant prices (just examples, not any apps in particular). I love my blackberry 9700 but sometimes the prices for berry apps are crazy! the only high priced app i have ever brought is Beejive and that was 15$ dollars.

    but other then that, i have never spent more. i mean yes its an app and it took work to make it. But sometimes paid apps are very buggy and still in need of a lot of work.

    I am not saying that app world should be only about free apps. But it would be nice to have way more .99 cent apps. A price that is more realistic more affordable in this day and time. We all love apps, themes and games, but with prices so high :( us users have to pass and look for alternatives.

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    #183311

    DanielH
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    I agree, I think the only app over $20 was Docs to Go Premium, which, I’ll admit is worth the $49 or whatever price it is.

    Other than DtG, there aren’t many that can say the same. SplashData charges $29.99 for their suite (I paid $9.99 since I had a license for Palm already) and they are a huge disappointment on the blackberry platform if you ask me (Palm OS version was worth it).

    I’m not sure why some apps are so expensive, my only thought was size of the developer (is it an individual who is developing for a hobby or is it a corporation mass producing apps) however, there are obviously examples that go both ways. DataViz (DtG) charges for their apps but Google doesn’t. I could go on and on.

    #183312

    grmonkey
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    I love my berry no matter what.

    as long as i have the apps i want and or find a free alternative then its all good.

    like i said b4 im not much an fanatic.

    but i have learned to live with the little apps i do have.

    google maps

    weathertrax

    font collection (only .99 cents and .50 cents to update now that i can do)

    capture it

    BBnotePad

    google voice

    what’sMy

    who is it?

    Number Cruncher

    Beejive

    FallDown

    The light (flashlight)

    Tether [correction this has been the most i spent on an app $50 followed by Beejive] (Very expansive might i add ) But it has paid for it self in time. being able to tether and not having to pay extra fees now that’s worth it!

    MenuClock(puts the current time on your menu in any app)

    pretty much sums up my collection. i have spent money on my apps and i like them all in there own way. but come on developers, take the prices down just a tad.

    Please.

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    #183313

    Terrence T
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    Meterberry and Phonebakup is not bad too :)

    #183314

    grmonkey
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    Is the phonebakup an app in app world?

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    #183315

    Fubaz
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    writing code a BB is a specific style, it isnt as open or easy as writing for Android or iPhone as those are a simpler language as those OSs are linux ports pretty much.

    With the coming of QNX which is another style of a linux port, it is going to be much easier for app from other platforms to be ported to QNX.

    We all hope some app prices come down, but think about buying software for $30-$50 for your PC, and all of a sudden people complain because its for your phone.

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    #183316

    Barry
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    Yeah, the platform is much harder to develop for than the other ones… hopefully RIM is taking steps to compete.

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    #183317

    Terrence T
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    Yes. Phonebakup is in appworld.. But they rename in appworld as backup

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/2224

    On their official webby and description, its known as phonebakup

    http://www.bak2u.com/phonebakbb.php

    Works fine on my torch :D

    #183318

    jforce
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    wyxywgy said:

    i have got a new blackberry bold 9780 just last week,i love it very much ,it is just original and genuine,and paid me 420$(include post)

    But why so expensive wyxywgy?

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    #183319

    BarracudaBob
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    The only app I ever paid for was TeleNAV. I kept it for a year and then dropped it in favor of free alternatives. They aren’t as full featured, but they get me where I’m going. The only other app I considered buying was QuickLaunch. The phones are expensive enough as it is. I’m not paying for apps unless they are absolutely necessary and so far I’ve always been able to either do without or find a free alternative.

    #183320

    jforce
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    BarracudaBob said:

    The only app I ever paid for was TeleNAV. I kept it for a year and then dropped it in favor of free alternatives. They aren’t as full featured, but they get me where I’m going. The only other app I considered buying was QuickLaunch. The phones are expensive enough as it is. I’m not paying for apps unless they are absolutely necessary and so far I’ve always been able to either do without or find a free alternative.

    I’m with you Bob. I’m all about the free stuff. The first app I paid for was Aerize Card Loader. It allowed you to store applications on the SD card. It was a perfect addition to my Pearl for $7.50 at the time. I’m pretty sure they stopped updating it after OS 4.5 so I’ve been without it for a while now. Other than that, I have purchased a few cheap games here and there, but I tend to stick with free apps, games and themes.

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    #183321

    babisboi
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    I just don’t pay for apps. I don’t need anything that I would need to pay money for.

    #183322

    jforce
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    babisboi said:

    I just don’t pay for apps. I don’t need anything that I would need to pay money for.

    Of course you don’t. :) Didn’t you mention in another thread that you have around 10 apps on your BB and over 200MB of free memory?

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    #183323

    danawoyele
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    my fav price is FREE, have not any BB software before

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    #183324

    lak611
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    Terrence T said:

    Yes. Phonebakup is in appworld.. But they rename in appworld as backup

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/2224

    On their official webby and description, its known as phonebakup

    http://www.bak2u.com/phonebakbb.php

    Works fine on my torch :D

    I would not recommend App World for purchasing apps. For instance, QuickLaunch gets updated last for customers who purchase from App World. http://www.nikkisoft.com/main/?page_id=452

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