March 14, 2012

Pricing Stability

I’m of a similar mindset with Brent Simmons when it comes to App Store pricing.  In his latest blog post, he lays out reasons for why a stable, non-changing price is the best policy.

I’ve also had the same idea, and my Apps (with very few exceptions) have had stable pricing since day one.  It is a much friendlier environment when you know exactly what something is worth and never have to guess if it will be “on sale” sometime later.  If you want an App, buy it and feel confident that you were not obtaining it at an inopportune time.

March 7, 2012

The “new” iPad

Apple introduced their “new” iPad today.  As soon as the online store starts functioning I’ll be placing an order.  (Then I’ll be updating my relevant iPad App Store titles to take full advantage of the retina display!)  One thing I’d like to mention about the post-Jobs Apple:  new naming scheme for products is terrible.  When they come out with the next iPad model, this new one won’t be new anymore, but its official name will still be the “new” iPad.  Yuck.  Plus the recent naming schemes for phones and such has been a sequential numbering system, interspersed sometimes by the letter “s”.  This iPad should have either been called iPad 2s or iPad 3.  This is going to get mega-confusing mega-fast.