Apple has made great strides in the past couple of years to open up the iOS platform to more developers. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it makes the platform that much more accessible. However, the fact of the matter is that Apple is the only platform that is allowed to create apps that are more than just an application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
The problem with the iOS platform is that it’s too restrictive. Apps are allowed to be as simple as a text editor. This means the only way most developers will be able to create apps is through the App Store. They can only create apps to sell on their own store. To make matters worse, the App Store is a place where apps that are not specifically for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad are not allowed.
Apple is a business, not a customer. They want to make money off of each new and innovative application to sell. However, the App Store is not a place where developers can develop apps to sell. Therefore, they’ve created the App Store review process. This allows only approved apps to be sold and developers to get paid. This means that it’s very difficult for Android developers to make money with a free app.
The App Store will have several different types of approval. The first is the free and open to all and is what most people are familiar with. The second is the paid, for which developers receive a small percentage of the revenue they generate. Third is the in-app purchase, which is where developers can make money with apps. The fourth is the in-app purchase, which is where developers make money by selling in-app purchases to people who have an Apple device.
There are many different types of in-app purchases. The most obvious is in-app purchases where people buy apps for the free version, and then can purchase the paid version. This is where you can make money off of apps that are free to install. The other type of in-app purchase is where you pay a fee to unlock an item within an app.
There’s also the in-app purchase for the free version of an app. This is where you can buy apps and then use them without having to pay a fee.
Apple has a fairly strict policy against this sort of thing though. If you try to get around Apple’s rules, you either pay a fee or something will break. We’re not going to get into the hows and whys of Apple’s in-app purchases because, well, they’re too boring.
Apps are a huge part of the iOS ecosystem and they are used by a lot of people. For example, I use the iPhone version of Whatsapp every day and a lot of people use the Apple Watch version of Whatsapp. As the saying goes, “the apple is in the apple” so in the end Apple takes a lot of pride in its products. With that in mind, I would be happy to pay $1.
That said, there are some apps that really shouldn’t be in the apple at all. For example, there are a lot of games whose business model is to make money off of other people’s money. For instance, Angry Birds is an app that makes money off of users making phone calls. If you don’t have an iphone, you may not realize that Angry Birds is not only an app, but a phone call app. The phone call portion does cost you 1 point.
Angry Birds is an app that is not a phone call app, but does make use of an iphone’s features. In other words, it makes money off of phone calls. There are no points to pay for using a phone call app in general, but Angry Birds is a special case because it is trying to make money off of you. You may not realize that Angry Birds makes money off of you by calling and making phone calls, but it does.