Fin: A Timer for Performers on iOS Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 10:10 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple I will definitely get some use from this. Blinx182 I hate to be that guy, but $8 for a timer? gjgustav Then don’t be that guy. If you do any public speaking, then you would know $8 is a bargain. This is a terrifically designed app. The developer clearly understands what speakers need. Billy Razzle No, Blinx is right. $8 is kinda pricey. gjgustav No, Blinx is wrong and fails to see the subtleties that make this more than just a simple timer. I don’t know if you do a lot of public speaking, but I certainly would pay $20 or more for an app that is specifically tailored to the task, and not just a simple all purpose timer. Feel free to show us a cheaper alternative with the same or better features tailored to public speaking. Billy Razzle It’s pricey for the App Store. The average price of an app is under $2. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth the money, only that it’s a hard sell when apps are normally priced much less, not to mention that iOS devices come with a built in timer for free. gjgustav I agree with that, but this is not a game. It’s a niche app. There’s no point in comparing to the average price of an app. There is reason to compare it with other apps that do the same thing, and evaluate whether or not it provides value for its price. People who do public speaking are not going to see the $8 price tag and say “ooh, that’s pricey” for a tool that helps them deliver a better-paced speech. Billy Razzle That’s probably true. Also, I would assume that people that do a lot of public speaking have a comparatively generous income. Personally, I hope they make a ton of sales. It looks like a very well designed app.