07-29-2011 11:48 PM
07-29-2011 11:58 PM
07-30-2011 02:09 PM
It's an old topic for discussion ...
There are few points to consider when answering such question:
1) There is very high volume of piracy on Android, so Rovio decided to put ads in it and release it for free, in other words the revenue is paid by sponsors, not by consumer in exchange for slightly annoying ads. If not for piracy, the price would be the same as in any other app store.
2) NOOKColor is a tablet, developing for tablets is more expensive resource wise.
3) B&N does not allow ads in apps, thus the only revenue stream is pay-per-play model (a.k.a paid apps)
I hope this helps to understand the business model developers have to choose when publishing for NOOK Apps, so they can have decent ROI.
07-30-2011 04:10 PM
I don't understand how anyone can complain paying $2.99 for hours of enjoyment. I think it is quite a bargain. The games that play on other devices that have advertising are very annoying. I think it is totally worth the price we pay to be commercial free.
07-30-2011 11:22 PM
I'd rather pay the 2.99 than have ads in the game. I've played it on my husband's Samsung Mesmerize, and the ads are annoying.
08-02-2011 11:46 PM
08-03-2011 09:40 AM
I will add one more bit of information to this so you can understand the way in which pricing works on the NC as well, almost 95% of the time Barnes and Noble has no say in the price of an app/book/magazine unless they are the publisher of such. The pricing is all in the hands of the developer/publisher in that case, roxio chose 2.99 to supplement the fact they are not getting ad revenue just like publishers choose the prices of their books and magazines. The only times Barnes and Noble has a say in how much an app/book/magazine costs, is if they are the publisher/developer themselves. Most of the BN exclusive apps are free and the books BN publishes are low cost 1.99 up to about 3.99. So when you do have a pricing problem and you want to let the right people know... find out who the developer/publisher is and contact them, maybe then if those people get the proper amount of complaints for some things that are unreasonably price....the right people will know and change may occur.
08-03-2011 10:45 AM - edited 08-03-2011 10:46 AM
It was not a "stupid" question at all! Glad you asked it, some people are just going berserk and leave bad reviews for an app just because it has different pricing model. In the end, it's a typical market - users show demand for entertaining apps, developers fullfill the demand by publishing apps, yet they need to get some revenue to pay their bills, one way or another (paid apps or free apps with ads). Just like writers as it was mentioned above.
Feel free to ask more questions!
P.S. And thank you very much for the Laurel! This makes me feel like I did something good for another person
08-03-2011 12:32 PM
You can't get angry birds for free, yes you can get the free version but it's not the same.
Everything free on your android phone is just a version, the paid app like on NC are the same that are in your android market.
Why is everyone so darn cheap over stuff?