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有料アプリは終わった, わずかな例外を除いては

Posted in アップル, アプリ by shiro on 2013年10月4日

Premium vs Freemium vs Subscription

Posted in App Store, アップル, アプリ by shiro on 2013年10月4日

Underscore Price Dynamics

Posted in App Store, アップル, アプリ, iOS by shiro on 2013年9月30日

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Underscore Price Dynamics | Marco.org

This is the real reason why Apple doesn’t care about upgrade pricing: there’s no demand from customers. The market has shown that free apps will be downloaded at least an order of magnitude more than paid-up-front apps, and smart use of in-app purchase in a free app is likely to make more money. Over time, this trend has only become stronger and more clear.

Paid-up-front iOS apps had a great run, but it’s over. Time to make other plans.

有料アプリの時代は終わった | maclalala2

The age of pre-paid apps is over | iMore

#145: Real World Price Dynamics with Lauren Smith. | Developing Perspective

Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids — will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash

Posted in アップル, アプリ内課金, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年3月4日

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Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids — will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash | GigaOM

Parents frustrated that their kids racked up iTunes bills without their permission may be in luck — Apple is offering to pay up to many of those affected. A settlement offers a $5 iTunes credit or cash if the amount was more than $30.

Lodsys がアップルに反論:アプリ開発者はあくまで売り上げの一部をライセンス料として払え

Posted in アップル, 特許 by shiro on 2011年6月1日


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Apple’s License Claim Disputed | Lodsys, LLC

We stand firm and restate our previous position that it is the 3rd party Developers that are responsible for the infringement of Lodsys’ patents and they are responsible for securing the rights for their applications. Developers relying on Apple’s letter do so to their own detriment and are strongly urged to review Apple’s own developer agreements to determine the true extent of Apple’s responsibilities to them.

「われわれは以前、Lodsysの特許を侵害しているのはサードパーティーの開発者たちであり、彼らは自らのアプリケーションの権利を確保する責任があるという立場を示したが、今でもその考えは変わっていない。Appleの書簡を頼りにしている開発者も損害を被ることになる。そうした開発者には、Apple自身の開発者契約を精査して、Appleの開発者に対する責任の範囲が実際にどの程度なのか確かめることを強く求める」[CNET Japan 訳

Lodsys sues 7 app developers in Eastern Texas, disagrees with Apple; Android also targeted | FOSS Patents

For the app developers who have been sued, this is now a very critical situation. As I explained in my Lodsys FAQ, patent litigation in the United States is extremely costly. The most important thing for those app developers is to clarify with Apple — and to the extent that Android apps are involved, with Google — whether they will be held harmless and receive blanket coverage including possible damage awards.

In this section of my Lodsys FAQ I already explained that in my view Lodsys had a Plan A and a Plan B from the outset: preferably Lodsys would like Apple and (with respect to Android) Google to pay up to address the problem, but failing that, Lodsys was (as no one can doubt today) fully prepared to take action against little app developers.

Lodsys Responds to Apple, Files Lawsuits Against App Developers, Promises $1000 If Wrong | Mac Rumors

Lodsys、アプリ内課金の特許侵害を改めて主張–アップルに反論 | CNET Japan

パテント・トロールに腰を上げたアップル | maclalala2