“In response to customer complaints that its prices are too high, Schiau Studios raised the price this past weekend of their Alchemize app from $2.99 all the way up to $39.99, making it the most expensive game on the iTunes App Store for a brief period,” Yoni Heisler reports for NetworkWorld.
“The price change is only temporary (and all the proceeds go to charity), but the price change is an interesting response to a vocal number of iPhone owners who for some reason seem to believe that everything on the iTunes App Store should be free, or at least fit into their pre-conceived notions of what price range an app should fit into,” Heisler reports.
“The move by Schiau Studios won’t earn them any more sales, though perhaps some free publicity, but its decision to raise the price of Alchemize highlights an interesting tug of war between developers who are trying to make some money with iPhone apps and the end users who often complain that a $3 app is too expensive,” Heisler reports.
Heisler writes, “The move by Schiau Studios was, in my opinion, a nice reminder of how good we iPhone users have it.”
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