InApp purchase to support further development? Why?
The regular user of an app does not think about the fact that software like myatmo is the result of lengthy and complex work - therefore people think that software has to be free or must not cost more than 99 cents...
This impression is also encouraged by far-reaching jam rates for software products, which at the same time should be high-quality, state-of-the-art and support the latest hardware, which is given to us neither by Apple nor netatmo for free.
Software does not really come out of the sky, and nowadays, where a lot of software is apparently available free of charge, such products too have to be financed somehow, because software developers have to earn money, just like we all, unless a hobby programmer is at work. The financing of such projects usually takes place via obtrusive advertising, missing support etc.
Therefore, we would like to give you an insight into the costs of developing an app like myatmo:
After all deductions by Apple we (only) get €2.85 from the €5.49 you paid.
That means that we get 51% from what you paid.
From these remaining €2.85 we must finance the following:
In short: you cannot develop a software like myatmo free of charge, unless you would like pay extra. Honestly, who pays his employer at the end of the month just because he lets you work for him?
The software prices have fallen in the last few years (since the advent of the AppStores) unfortunately partial to the bottomless. Software, made in Germany, has its price. Even if a software runs only on a 'small' device like an iPhone, this does not mean that the development of such software is associated with equally 'small' costs: often the opposite is the case.
We can not and do not want to go along the path of the "one-euro-shop" mentality
There are people behind myatmo who earn their livelihood with the production of software for which many are not willing to pay just one euro. For an iPhone or iPad, hundreds of Euros are paid, but for many people software has to be free or should cost only one euro. For this one euro constant updates and new features are expected: and of course without new costs. Hardly any considering: without software, without apps is an iPhone or an iPad completely pointless.
If you are even a little realist, you realize that this is not possible. Therefore, we ask for support through an InApp purchase.
Many users are willing to pay this price - some are not. This is all right, because you can never do it right. If you are not able to support our work, you can surely use another comparable app, which is financed by other means.
Your myatmo developers.
Article ID: 30
Category: myatmo Premium + In App Purchases
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