375 priced apps appear in the Android Market after one week, are any worth the price?

375 priced apps appear in the Android Market after one week, are any worth the price?

Summary: Google announced that priced applications would start appearing in the Android Market almost two weeks ago and now that I am back from my vacation I spent some time browsing through the Android Market on my T-Mobile G1. Paid apps started actually appearing just about a week ago. Once you are in the Android Market you simply press the Menu button and select Change view to toggle between all, free, or priced applications in both the Applications list or Games list. There are currently 227 applications (ranging from 99 cents to $34.99) and 148 games (ranging from 99 cents to $9.99) for a total of 375 priced applications in the Android Market.

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Google announced that priced applications would start appearing in the Android Market almost two weeks ago and now that I am back from my vacation I spent some time browsing through the Android Market on my T-Mobile G1. Paid apps started actually appearing just about a week ago. Once you are in the Android Market you simply press the Menu button and select Change view to toggle between all, free, or priced applications in both the Applications list or Games list. There are currently 227 applications (ranging from 99 cents to $34.99) and 148 games (ranging from 99 cents to $9.99) for a total of 375 priced applications in the Android Market.

I currently have just about 50 free applications/utilities loaded on my G1 and receive low memory notifications every day that force me to remove an application or find some data cache to clear to continue working. Thus, at this time I cannot even purchase and install a priced application even if I wanted to. Browsing through the list of 375 priced applications, I cannot honestly say there are any that compel me to make a purchase on my G1 at this time. The fact that I have no real available memory doesn't help either as I am uncertain what will happen if I purchase and then uninstall an application and am not in a position to waste lots of my money right now.

The only two priced applications I have so far, TeleNav GPS Navigator and TouchDown were loaded outside the Android Market.

Some of my favorite applications that give me all the functionality I currently need are available for free and include imeem Mobile, Shazam, ShopSavvy, Twidroid, CadreBible, fBook, PhoneFlix, Skype Lite, Truphone, Last.fm, Opera Mini, and Toggle Settings.

Ed mentioned that he has developed an application and placed it on the Android Market and has seen only 8 sales over the last week.

Have you purchased any applications on the Android Market? If so, what ones do you recommend I consider? Is anyone else experiencing these major low memory issues like me?

Topics: Browser, Hardware, Mobility

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  • For the low memory issues

    there are many ways available out there to fix the low memory issues, like you can move all your apps to sd card or for a safer way, just move all the caches to sd card. I have more than 80 apps loaded in my G1 and I still have more than 20MB. Good enough for you?
    khoaitaychienvn
    • Do you have a link...

      ...on how to do this. Is this one of the rooted tricks or did they add a way to move apps to SD?

      Also I think it is interesting that they made app purchases a lifetime thing. If you run out of space you can remove the app and reinstall it when you need it. The downloads and installs are so quick that its really not a huge bother.
      storm14k
  • RE: 375 priced apps appear in the Android Market after one week, are any wo

    I am one of the co-founders of froogloid.com, we
    released a2b and have seen about 60 sales over the
    past week.

    One nice thing is once you buy an application you have
    24 hours to test it out, and 'return' it if you don't
    like it. In addition to that, if you purchase it, you
    have it for the life of the product, including
    upgrades. This is great for consumers, as you get free
    upgrades. But not only that, if you uninstall a
    purchased application, you can re-download & install
    it when ever you like. The only down side is you will
    probably loose some of your application save
    information.

    Right now a2b is the highest rated/downloaded paid
    travel app in the App Store. It is essentially a geo-
    location reminder on steroids. Feel free to check out
    screenshots / video here : http://www.froogloid.com/product
    chrispix
  • RE: 375 priced apps appear in the Android Market after one week, are any worth the price?

    Well, it is so stupid that for now only US G1 owners can access paid apps. I'm living in Europe (Belgium) and have no way to buy yet...
    So to take the example of the A2B application, although I'd like to get it, I can't.

    Personaly I would recommend Android developpers to post their paid apps not only on the Android Market but also on androidgear.com and maybe also on SlideMe
    fmottiat@...
  • RE: 375 priced apps appear in the Android Market after one week, are any worth the price?

    Here are some noteworthy paid apps:

    Air Hokey $0.99
    The Gube 3D Rubik's Cube $0.99
    PhonePlus Callback $1.49

    www.AndroidTapp.com Android App Reviews
    AndroidTapp.com
  • Time to reset your phone

    When my G1 filled up with apps I found it was quicker just to factory reset it and erase all data. You'll need to re-enter your gmail id and password, but it's faster than trying to pick and choose which apps to delete from the slow application manager. Data on the SD card is untouched.
    Ed Burnette