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Developer
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: WiFi

New price tiers (0.99$ and 1.99$)

This really came out of the blue, but it is true - as of today we can set new price tiers - 0.99$ and 1.99$ for apps.

 

Do you think that lower price will increase the revenue? Or it will result in massive "price down" push, which will force us to decrease the app prices?

 

 



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Posts: 36
Registered: ‎08-28-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: New price tiers (0.99$ and 1.99$)

What a great news from BB! Agree, this may add pollution to appworld, but it also solves my (and many fellow developers) dilemma - how to get revenue from app that I believe does not have a chance to attract a lot of users with price of $3. Remember, there is no easy way to advertise on BB now. And after all - we have to respect the experience of market leader (which is Apple appstore at the moment). So I'm so glad RIM tries to replicate success of Apple. Better later, than never

Contributor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎02-25-2010
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: SaskTel

Re: New price tiers (0.99$ and 1.99$)

Agreed.  Great news.  My organization has a couple apps that are multi-platform and it was hard to justify charging $2.99 on BlackBerry and only $0.99 on the other devices.  This opens the door for developers to experiment  with pricing and find the sweet spot for their apps.  

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-12-2011
My Device: 8520
My Carrier: o2

Re: New price tiers (0.99$ and 1.99$)

what is the price for?
New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-12-2011
My Device: 8520
My Carrier: o2

Re: New price tiers (0.99$ and 1.99$)

what is the price for?
Developer
Posts: 455
Registered: ‎03-04-2011
My Device: Paper cup

Re: New price tiers (0.99$ and 1.99$)

The app price.

 

I really wanted the addition of the $1, $2 tiers, but it actually hurt revenue.  Apps that were selling so many copies at $2.99 last summer are now selling the same number of copies at $0.99.  What a surprise, I was expecting volume to skyrocket.  Some of that is probably also from dilution as the number of apps is ever increasing.