‘An Interesting iOS App Store Upgrade Example’

Gabe Weatherhead:

So that seems normal, but it is a discounted price, as promised. FTP on the Go for iOS 7 is $10. This upgrade is $5. That seems pretty good, so I went with it. I use the app several times a week. If I get notified of a typo on this blog, I usually fix it from my iPhone or iPad with their app. I’m happy to kick them a few extra bucks. But, what the hell is going on here?

Very interesting solution to a tough problem. Ultimately I think it will work for them because their target market is very nerdy people who will not be confused by multiple versions (or more accurately who will un-confuse themselves easily). For most apps this would be a disaster. (I would guess, can you imagine three versions of something mainstream, like Angry Birds?)

Become a Member

This site is 100% member supported and free of advertising. Members receive access to exclusive weekly content: iPad Productivity Report, videos, and the best products listing.

Join Now

Already a member? Please sign in.

Article Details

Published
by Ben Brooks
1 minute to read.


tl;dr

Gabe Weatherhead: So that seems normal, but it is a discounted price, as promised. FTP on the Go for iOS 7 is $10. This upgrade is $5. That seems pretty good, so I went with it. I use the app several times a week. If I get notified of a typo on this blog, I […]