The majority of the apps and games that populate the Apple, Google and Windows stores are free apps. Some are paid. But have you ever wondered about the most expensive apps?
Mobile applications or apps are something that have become a necessary requirement when you acquire a mobile device. With several mobile operating systems like Android and iOS, a majority of the apps and games that populate the stores are free apps.
There are also apps that you have to pay for. Though the price of paid apps vary from application to application, a majority of paid apps go for $0.99 which a few more taking a higher price point. When converted into Naira, $0.99 is roughly 156.66 Naira which is a fair price to pay to a developer.
Moving on, then comes the ridiculous; apps that costs upwards of $100. First i would list the top five most expensive Android apps and then i’ll come back to the issue whether it is worth the price or not.
The Most Expensive Apps
- Most Expensive App ($200.00) (Play Store Link)
- Most Expensive Japanese App ($200.00) (Play Store Link)
- I’m Rich Man ($199.99) (Play Store Link)
- Medicine Central ($159.95) (Play Store Link)
- Anesthesia Central ($149.95) (Play Store Link)
As you can see from the list above, the top three are just useless apps that someone(presumably silly) will buy. The only two that are justified are Medicine Central and Anesthesia Central and even those two apps are still two expensive.
Let me take Medicine Central as an example, when the cost of the app at $159.95 is converted into Naira; it amounts to a whooping 25,295.08 Naira. If you are a medical doctor, would you buy that?
iOS is not left out too as there is also an app called VIP Black that costs $999.99. VIP Black provides access to a service, here is a part of the text on VIP Black’s purchase page on iTunes:
*Please note: Black is the premium version, the first ‘Millionaire’s App’. Upon download, prospective members will be required to certify they are High Net Worth Individuals with assets and/or income in excess of £1 million. Upon completion each approved member will be eligible for a personal consultation to explore how iVIP Ltd. can manage their VIP lifestyle.
That is all folks, what do you think?. Would you splash all that money on an app even if it is functional or relevant to you.
Emmanuel is a video blogger who shares his love of technology with the world. Check out his videos at Geekception.