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shamika
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shamika,
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7/30/2015 | 1:36:54 PM
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Well this is an interesting article. In my view I think, people will tend to buy those apps if it helps them to spend a relaxed life. 
shamika
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shamika,
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7/30/2015 | 2:26:15 PM
TouchChat AAC With WordPower
I love this app. Most of the young crowd will like this app.
Stratustician
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7/30/2015 | 3:39:40 PM
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Personally, if an app to help those with speech impairment is available, I am a little perplexed why it warrants such a high cost.  It seems a little un-altruistic to charge so much for an app that is positioned as a way to help those who struggle with speech.
Kelly22
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7/30/2015 | 4:18:50 PM
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@stratustician I thought the same thing. It's one thing to charge a lot for a messaging app, it's different to charge that kind of price for a service that's meant to help people with a disability or illness. I understand the creators of the app want to make money, but there's no reason it should cost that much (if anything at all).
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7/30/2015 | 8:07:55 PM
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How many copies of that snow globe app could possibly have been sold?  That's crazy!
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7/31/2015 | 7:50:54 AM
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Unfortunately that seems to be the way it goes with the app stores. As soon as something popular comes along, a thousand copycats appear. 

Hell, even the bigger developers are guilty of this. Some of the biggest success stories are rip offs. Angry Birds was a copy of Crush the Castle, Farmville was a copy of Farm Town and Tiny Tower was ripped off from Dream Heights and so on. 
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7/31/2015 | 8:44:23 AM
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I didn't realize Angry Birds and Farmville were copy cats. That's interesting. I'm assuming the originals were written by garage developers that didn't do much for marketing.
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7/31/2015 | 1:54:22 PM
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@whoopty: true. They aren't really copycats though, as they dont use the same code or source api and packages but they are rather influenced and inspired by the originals.
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SunitaT0,
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7/31/2015 | 1:56:54 PM
Re: TouchChat AAC With WordPower
Did you know registering tinder needs a sum of 9.99 dollars? That isn't too much but it is too much by app standards!
SunitaT0
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7/31/2015 | 2:04:39 PM
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@progman: if there weren't different versions from different developers then it would not be a diverse, and competitive marketplace. If it weren't a competitive marketplace then cost of phones and services would have been higher because the company (Apple, Google) wouldn't be making profits from app stores.
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