Appsfire has put together a fascinating list of top 50 grossing iPhone apps:
Today, we are proud to offer you what is perhaps the first ranking of its kind, here to the left: the top 50 grossing apps on the Apple App Store, extrapolated from our database (our sample counts more than 1200 synchronized devices, with a slight early adopter bias). This list computed using the simple UNITS SOLD x UNIT PRICE formula may yield a few ‘outliers’ and the science is not perfect (i.e. we do not know if the top app has been given away with vouchers, or whether the price is the same today as it was at the time of purchase, etc…). In any case, the findings are staggering: the money makers are real apps, all very solid, all but one with a price tag greater or equal to $2.99, but often well above $10.00. The top app costs $899 and the second one $99. These apps solve real issues, and are made by solid developers. And guess what, they are deriving serious revenues too!
The key takeaway here is for the developers and businesses that are hard at work developing apps: if your app brings something real to the table, be it a game or a utility similar to the ones you find on the left, then price it accordingly. The price is right when there is a salary at the end of the month. Don’t succomb to the temptation of the $0.99 app, it’s a lure and only serves to feed the get-rich-quick fairy tales that even kids would find hard to believe.
Just as a side note, I’ve installed 8 apps from this list:
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