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iPad vs. Software?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, May 11, 2011.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    So this came to my attention just now, but... is iPad/Playbook is going to take over a great % of software? ... and CHARGE LESS!?

    Software can run for $50, $100, $500!
    iPad 80% of the time can release the same software (of course not an anti-virus for a computer or something) for only $9.99...


    Anyone else with me on this? Or am I the only one seeing this?:confused:
     
  2. imth3one

    imth3one Newbie

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    Basic economics, supply is static and in case of iPad the demand is usually high so developers are able to breakeven + profit by charging lower prices
     
  3. bertbaby

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    Ah, you're a bit limited with the iPad software. There is some stuff that I run that will never run a tablet and forget development. Overall, iPads are for consumers, PCs are for producers. However, and to your point consumers do out number the producers ten to one.
     
  4. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    So in other words...

    Charge $97 for a PC version, or a $9.70 for a iPad version..

    Love it...
     
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    Can you run a full blown Photoshop on a tablet with filters. I don't think so....


    Then again Photoshop is a prime example of an overpriced PC application. Still you can't compare the coding of an app to a full blown PC application. You're not going to run Studio.net on a tablet, well that's a bad example. Try running a heavy duty video editing or 3D rendering program. If you don't need these then a tablet is fine for you.
     
  6. SpellZ

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    But let's say you create something that can be used for a PC/Mac & App, for instance... Let's say you've created a software on a PC/Mac that calculates your taxes for you, you charge $57 for it, and then you re-create the software, but for an iPad... Can you still charge $57 for it?