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The Free iPhone App

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Does anyone ever wonder why a developer spends his time to develop a free iPhone app?

It irritates me when someone on our team comes up with a great iPhone app idea and then we research to see what is out there – to only find out that someone has already done the app.  AND FOR FREE!

My hope is that the developer either got paid to do the work, is getting advertising dollars from the app or simply is trying to get publicity for future paid apps.  If the developer did the app for free with no future plans to make any money, then that is a problem.  Why not sell the app for at least $.99?

I would love to hear other legitimate reasons to build a free app.  Please let me know so I don’t hold this grudge against these pro bono developers!


Written by wirebear

November 3, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Posted in iPhone Marketing

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