04-16-2012 09:51 AM
While sitting in a US airport I happened to flip through the app store...and in typical gouge and screw Canadian fashion....I found some apps that were cheaper in the US than Canada yet the Canadian dollar is worth more.
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04-16-2012 10:09 AM
The pricing in AW does seem to be off, although it's supposedly up to developers. It's almost as if devs just set the price at say, 3, and then it's $3, £3, etc...regardless of region. I'm not sure if it's RIMs fault or if the dev can set prices by region. But still, pricing should be set/updated often so that it's fair across regions.
And the Canadian dollar isn't that much stronger than the USD...As of this morning $1CAD = $0.999775 USD, so when you factor in rounding they're just about the same. Not like the GBP where $1USD = £0.631492
04-16-2012 10:13 AM - edited 04-16-2012 10:14 AM
For the most part, if an app is tier one, then the price would be the lowest in all countries. We pay a dollar for a dollar app, but in the UK they pay 1 Pound, which is worth more than the CDN dollar, if you factor in the exchange rate. App World does not change pricing to reflect currency exchqnge rates.
The prices are independant of the markets.
04-16-2012 08:21 PM
And the Canadian dollar isn't that much stronger than the USD...As of this morning $1CAD = $0.999775 USD, so when you factor in rounding they're just about the same. Not like the GBP where $1USD = £0.631492"
..Splash Remote Desktop HD..4.99 in the US.....6.99 in Canada.
Somebody needs to remind RIM that the Canadian buck hasn't been 70cents US for a very very long time.
04-17-2012 01:09 AM
some days you win some days you loose at this currency game. RIM reports their earnings in USD so when the CND is high they can actually do poorly a lot of their costs are in Canada (majority of their staff) while majority of their sales are from outside of Canada. We're talking about pennies and cents for an app... its not much difference
04-17-2012 09:28 AM
I am not sure what app you are referring to. As as developer I know for a fact that if I change the price, it will show up on download page of that app but when you click it, the price will be different. For Canada/US as mentioned before, pricing is set in Tiers (Tier 1 =0.99, 2 =1.99 etc) so it is fixed acrossed currencies... It may have been that the developer lowered the price for that particular app....
04-17-2012 09:49 AM
the price is 6.99 USD in appworld....http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/63