That expression, the best things in life are free doesn’t really apply to the real world. Good parking, for example, will cost you. HBO, same deal. Heck, even going to the beach could set you back a few dollars.
The iPhone App Store might be the last place where zero dollars can still go a long way. There are hundreds of thousands of apps to be downloaded for free right now. For that reason, most of us feel fleeced any time an app costs more than a couple dollars.
Basic statistics can explain that with 1.4 million apps, there are likely to be a few outliers in the App Store. We’ve rounded up some of the most expensive apps in the App Store for your viewing pleasure. The crazy part? A vast majority of these uber expensive apps aren’t worth the premium. I mean, flag football app for $1K? Here are 10 of the most expensive apps available right now.
For the price of Boffo Fun Time Game Pax 2 you’d probably be better off making your own game. $300 will give you get a collection of four games that are totally unremarkable. The developer is Ubiquitous Muffin, the same studio that authored the equally unremarkable Water Globe. A “highlight” in the game is Clown Bop, which basically asks you to punch a clown-esque punching bag. We’re scratching our heads.
Let it be known, Water Globeis a snow globe simulator. It also happens to be one of most expensive apps in the App Store. For $350 you’ll get a digital version of that countertop trinket you bought for $15 in NYC. You’re able to adjust several variables of the Water Globe world, including snow fall and set the app to function as the lockscreen on your iOS device.
MobileCamViwer’s dashboard displays up to 25 cameras that you can control remotely from your phone. It even works with webcams (not Apple) and gives you the option to share footage directly from your phone. An annual subscription costs $350.
Game developer Glu Games is notorious for tacking on expensive add-ons. GunBros is one of those games that can be played without spending money. You can rack up points to make in-game purchases or you can splurge on Apathy Bear, a special character that’ll set you back $600. Apathy Bear will fire 11 bullets at the same time and each bullet will level a 4,000 point damage.
VueCAD Pro is a CAD or Computer Aided Design app. CAD’s are used by designers and engineers to show how designs of products are made, piece-by-piece. This app allows engineers and designers to make modifications to CADs directly from their iPad or iPhone.
Don’t do it. Seriously. app.Cash is a total dud or minimal at best. The developer is Visomatic, the author of other apps like Roc4iphone, which could very likely be an app that gives your iPhone the utility of a rock.
Passing the Bar isn’t easy. BarMax California, designed by a Harvard Law alumni, is the only comprehensive Bar prep guide on the App Store that includes lectures from Harvard Law professors and questions from previous Bar Exams. It also occasionally breaks into the top 40 educational apps in iTunes. It’s an alternative to BarBri, which up until now was the definitive guide to Bar Exam.
Will QSFFStats help you make the push deep into the city-wide flag football playoffs? Not really. This dedicated app for managing stats of your recreational flag football team is pretty much a glorified spreadsheet. But maybe you need a dedicated flag football app to record your flagpulling prowess. If that’s the case, here’s your holy grail.
Anyone can purchase VIP Black, AKA the millionaire’s app, but the app requires users to verify that their assets are “in excess of one-million pounds” before they are granted access to the App’s trove of benefits. Let’s say you need a hotel room in London, use VIP Black to locate ultra premium digs and receive a complementary fruit basket for using the app.
CyberTuner is a the tuner for professional piano technicians. The app will set you back even more than a grand considering you’ll have to pay for an annual subscription for Cybercare ($80) if you want to receive updates.