It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions | TechCrunch
有料アプリは終わった, わずかな例外を除いては | TechCrunch Japan
有料アプリの時代は終わった | maclalala2
One Size Fits Some | joecieplinski’s blog
Arguing with part of my post | Marco.org
Yep, paid apps are dead | Tapity
Yep, paid apps are dead | Marco.org
Premium vs Freemium vs Subscription | Lattice Labs Blog
Premium vs. Freemium vs. Subscription | Marco.org
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
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.
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］
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、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