I was amazed to read all the people whining and complaining about having to pay $3 to upgrade to Tweetie 2.0. People are literally up in arms over this. It’s $3! You will spend that much on a coffee and donut the next time you go out.
I don’t see people walking into Starbucks and saying, “yeah, I paid for a coffee yesterday, so I don’t think I should have to pay for it again today.” Try that and see how it works for you.
When did society get this feeling that everything should be free? You know what amazes me even more? If you told the same people that are screaming about paying $3 for Tweetie that they had to work for free, they would yell from the rooftops about how unfair it is.
Yet, they expect the developers to create new versions of their iPhone and Mac apps at no cost. I can see point upgrades being free — typically they fix minor issues or add small features to the app. But large full version updates should be paid. Period.
If we want developers to continue making quality apps for the iPhone and Mac, they need a way to make money. It’s that simple. Developing an app isn’t cheap.
If you don’t think it’s worth it, that’s fine, don’t buy it. Ultimately, if it’s a good app and you are not willing to pay the $3, you are the one losing out. Most people will use their common sense and realize that it’s worth the money.
Bring on Tweetie 2.0, I’m ready to give you my $3.