December 17, 2013

A Whopping Report

The Verge is ad-supported; I suspect that is indicative of their feelings on paying for apps.

It’s a poor choice of words and probably even worse editing. Sarcasm isn’t a luxury journalists are afforded. I still think the comment reflects the overall state of thought around paid apps, however.

-Stephen Hackett,”The whopping $3.99 purchase price”, 512 Pixels

When discussing The Information the other day, I suggested that I didn’t care for a number of The Verges practices. I think The Verge happened to stumble upon a well-known sore spot for a lot of developers and technologists without realizing they were kicking a hornet’s nest with their self-professed sarcasm”. Nevertheless, I had Mr. Hackett’s commentary in my to-share pile before the afore-quoted update was posted because the preference for free software in the app store has reached epidemic proportions. Of course, it doesn’t help when a site like The Verge decides to make stupid editing choices that just fuel the fire.

link iOS App Pricing Free


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