Check Out These 9 Amazingly Expensive iPhone Applications!

By | January 8, 2014
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Even as the download figures of free mobile apps surge, some of the most expensive applications on the iTunes store remain popular among their niche users. In what follows, a few of these pricey applications for iPhone have been listed.

With the increasing popularity of in-app purchases from the iTunes store, the popularity of free mobile applications has shot up over that of paid apps. In 2013, the number of free apps downloaded from iTunes was nearly ten times the figure for paid ones. In such a scenario, it indeed seems interesting that there are several expensive iPhone applications, which bear astoundingly high price tags (far from the usual $1.99 or such nominal amounts). We here take a look at some such iPhone applications which come with a pretty hefty pocket pinch:

  1. The Alchemist SMS ($999.99) – Designed exclusively for professionals from the scrap metal and steel sector, the exorbitant price of this app comes across as a surprise. To be fair, the advanced linear programming techniques supported on the application are impressive, and the overall mobile app designing scheme is user-friendly. It has been reported to be effective in pulling down raw material cost figures for steel manufacturers. Even so, not all small businesses are going to be able to afford this app.

  2. Preebs ($799.99) – As far as compatibility and portability features are concerned, Preebs would feature amongst the finest examples of iphone app development in India or abroad. The application makes use of outdoor billboards and banners to provide advertising support to travelers. Whether every commuter would actually find it worthwhile to shell out nearly $800 for the app remains the question.

  3. VIP Black ($999.99) – Remember the days when Blackberry handsets were promoted as mobile phones for business professionals? The VIP Black application (from Apple) has a similar air of exclusivity about it – except for the fact that, it is way more expensive than any of those RIM-powered smartphones. Touted as the ‘Millionaire’s App’, you can download and use VIP Black only if your income is in excess of one million Pounds. Snobbish? Probably. Remarkable? Definitely!

  4. QSFFStats ($999.99) – You would have thought that keeping track of all the updates from games you love won’t cost you big bucks – but QSFFStats would surprise you. If you love flag football (and have cash in plenty!), you can consider setting it up on your smartphone. Customized game lists, match reports, player stats and a host of other in-depth insights about flag football leagues around the world can be obtained from the app. This one is definitely for passionate and affluent fans of the game!

  5. BarMax CA ($999.99) – This one could have been an absolute gem for those who are aspiring to clear the bar examination in California – if only its price was a bit more competitive. The app goes a long way in thoroughly preparing students for the exam – with nearly 1500 sample questions, including plenty of questions from the earlier years’ papers. It’s a pity that not all students are ‘rich enough’ to get help from BarMax CA.

  6. Agro ($999.99) – Professionals from almost every iphone application development company in India would have recommended this app for the country’s leading agronomists, but its prohibitively high price stands as an obstacle. The functional features of the Agro application are beyond reproach though – with the field reports and stats generated by it being insightful and high on accuracy. If you are in this line of business and can afford to buy this app, interacting with your clients will become a lot easier.

  7. iRa Pro ($899.99) – Given the seamless, high-end security features that iRa Pro has on offer, its high mobile application development cost seems more or less justified. The application is meant to set up and manage CCTV cameras at large organizations, educational institutions, government offices and other such places – and get regular live feeds from them on iPhone handsets. iRa Pro also happens to be one of the more intuitive security-related smartphone apps.

  8. Barcelona vs Real Madrid ($349.99) – Can’t wait for La Liga action to start every weekend? You can now play games between the two giants of the Spanish football league on your phone – but only if you are prepared to shell out a whopping $349.99 for this app. The app development graphics used lend a high-resolution, almost life-like feel to the gameplay in this application, and the player animations are worth applauding too. However, there are cheaper gaming apps available – which are not really less exciting!

  9. MobiGage NDI ($999.99) – From preparing designs and taking measurements, to process and assembly management and quality inspections – MobiGage NDI is an all-in-one mobile application for metrology professionals. It comes with provisions for simultaneous creation and editing of reports and plans, and users can also automate the inspection processes through it. Is the app worth its price? That’s for the experts from the metrology industry to decide.

 

LSAT Titan, KGulf and PDR Quote are some of the other pricey apps created by any mobile application development company. If you need to work regularly with CAD files, you can consider splurging a bit to purchase the vueCAD Pro iphone application. Free apps might have much higher download figures than paid apps – but the expensive applications listed above also have quite a few takers from their targeted sectors.

Hussain Fakhruddin
Follow me

Hussain Fakhruddin

Hussain Fakhruddin is the founder/CEO of Teknowledge mobile apps company. He heads a large team of app developers, and has overseen the creation of nearly 600 applications. Apart from app development, his interests include reading, traveling and online blogging.
Hussain Fakhruddin
Follow me
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *