Results 1 to 9 of 9
Discuss [Advice] Unofficial Native Apps update slowed down since the iPhone SDK announce ? at the Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's) - Hackint0sh.org; Has anyone notice that we have almost none of app updates in the last month ...
  1. #1
    Professional Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    9

    Default [Advice] Unofficial Native Apps update slowed down since the iPhone SDK announce ?

    Has anyone notice that we have almost none of app updates in the last month ? Is this a sign that everyone has abandoned Installer and we will must buy every app from now on. Because Amrut hasnt updated SMSd for a LOOOONG time, last BETA is out 2 months ago, MobileChat also, MXTube etc. and all of them need much improvement on bugs and new features. Im thinking that all of us need another 400-500 USD for apps that we use now for free and that is s**ty. Especially if the prices would be like Caterpillars !! We will need 1000-2000 USD for apps only...so why should we hate warez :-)

    Cheers
    Last edited by ///M; 03-26-2008 at 07:16 PM.



  2. #2
    Master Fraggle Rocker Array vandy1997's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Northern NJ/NYC
    Posts
    354
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    31

    Default

    I am sure that some developers are waiting to put their applications on the AppStore. That does not necesarily mean that all of them will charge money. And some applications, like SMS and MMS applications, will likely not be able to be sold under the AppStore, as Apple is restricting use of certain iPhone functionality. Some developers may have seen that they cannot profit from such applications and have decided to focus on developing applications that they will be able to sell. But here is an app that was updated today: http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=21810 .

    Even developers need to eat and pay rent, you know. If they charge too much for apps, then people will not buy them, so they will likely charge less if there is more competition. With respect to your warez question, the reason why it should not be allowed is because it is illegal. If warez can be posted on this site, it will be shut down and you will not be able to post anymore. That is the reason. Also, I am sure that you wouldn't like to have people steal from you, and that is what you are doing when you use warez - you are stealing from people who had the idea to create a product that you could have chosen to purchase or not purchase. Today's lesson is over.
    Last edited by vandy1997; 03-26-2008 at 07:28 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    154
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ///M View Post
    so why should we hate warez :-)
    Freeware apps are not warez.

    Cracking Catepillar because you want the app, but don't want to pay for it is warez.
    Various 'Books old and new
    8 Giggity, Giggity, Gigg-it-y.

  4. #4
    Master Fraggle Rocker Array vandy1997's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Northern NJ/NYC
    Posts
    354
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    31

    Default

    I don't mean any disrespect to the OP. I purchased Caterpillar when it first came out, but I thought that it was priced aggressively. However, the Rip Dev people have update the application a few times and have added new functionality. To me, it is becoming worth it. And I will not be happy if Rip Dev ports Caterpillar to the AppStore and then charges me for it again. But I am sure that this would not happen, as they would lose customers, and Caterpillar may not be permitted in the AppStore, as it modified some of the functionality that Apple deems off limits. And many of the freeware programs are great, but at some point, we will have to pay for applications, as we do on other platforms. And in order for people to create better applications with more functionality, they will need to be paid for it. Otherwise, they will develop for another platform, and we will lose out. Of course, I do not think that developers should rip off users, and users should not buy applications of developers who are trying to do this.

    I am in favor of applications having a trial period or limited functionality if they are free so that users can decide if they are useful to that user. But that does not mean that they should all remain free. And I am not a developer, but I expect to get paid for work that I perform.
    Last edited by vandy1997; 03-26-2008 at 11:48 PM.

  5. #5
    Professional Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    45 bucks only for Caterpillar is way too much. Photoshop CS3 costs 650 USD, Windows XP costs around 100-150 USD and 45 USD for this app is too much. Of course, if its too much I dont buy it but still I think that any app for mobile phone shouldnt be over 20 USD max...


  6. #6
    Master Fraggle Rocker Array vandy1997's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Northern NJ/NYC
    Posts
    354
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    31

    Default

    I agree with you on that point. I just couldn't resist that Caterpillar! They have added some features which have made the application more useful for me, but I believe that Rip Dev is not maximizing the revenue that it could receive by charging such a high amount for the application. It makes it more bearable because it is a bundle of apps, but some of the functionality is available for free. I do not think that any developer should charge until the AppStore is out, but, at this point, it is acceptable for them to ask for donations if they have created a fully functioning and useful product.

    Quote Originally Posted by ///M View Post
    45 bucks only for Caterpillar is way too much. Photoshop CS3 costs 650 USD, Windows XP costs around 100-150 USD and 45 USD for this app is too much. Of course, if its too much I dont buy it but still I think that any app for mobile phone shouldnt be over 20 USD max...

  7. #7
    Professional Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Yes, 45 USD is not donation but price...very high price...so I can choose to wait for crack update or stick with 1.1.1 :-)

    Cheers

  8. #8
    Former Bender
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ///M View Post
    Yes, 45 USD is not donation but price...very high price...so I can choose to wait for crack update or stick with 1.1.1 :-)

    Cheers
    While waiting, don't forget to go and read the thread's title format policy (my signature).

    Thread renamed

  9. #9
    Professional Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Dont see why it is renamed but Ill keep it in mind for next time :-)

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-24-2008, 01:20 AM
  2. [2.0] Compatible unofficial Apps
    By Marco60 in forum Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-17-2008, 08:27 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2008, 10:40 PM
  4. [1.1.3] Unofficial Jailbreak, I Say Do Not Update
    By nelly317 in forum iPhone "2G" (Rev. 1)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-25-2008, 05:40 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:13 PM.
twitter, follow us!