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An App Store bubble burst would probably be the best thing to happen to the App Store - the sooner the better.

1) A bubble burst weeds out apps that don't have enough intrinsic value to the customer in the first place (E.g. T-pain, fart apps, and so on)

2) Devs, entrepreneurs, and investors will be forced to evaluate and form actual business plans/models as opposed to "let's throw an app out there and make some money"

3) An app won't always be and shouldn't be the end all and be all of a startup business plan - it's another platform that allows you to reach out to more customers




1) A bubble burst weeds out apps that don't have enough intrinsic value to the customer in the first place (E.g. T-pain, fart apps, and so on)

You might not like the T-Pain app, but the code behind it is likely a hell of a lot better than that of a fart app. Other then that, agreed.


Totally agree. The T-Pain app is technically impressive and I'd say, has entertainment value.


Agreed. Totally didn't mean to bring down the T-pain app to the level of the farties :)


You really are equating the iPhone software market with the desktop software market, where every piece is a pain to install and takes a lot of your attention and must be large and significant. While the app store is more of 1 dollar gumball machine which gives out kinder surprises, stickers and other small things. There is a plan towards a kinder surprise model. And often when developers just throw things on the app store without much planning, marketing or much of anything they usually make nothing and fail. Actually the majority don't make much at all.


For my first app store submission, I wrote a trivial program with little intrinsic value. It was accepted, but I later felt embarassed by it. I pulled it from the store (twice, actually) but received emails from people asking me to put it back.

What do you do when users seem to actually want software with little intrinsic value?


What do you do when users seem to actually want software with little intrinsic value?

Keep iterating and maybe you will become Zynga!


You realize that value is a subjective term while on your way to the bank to cash the check.




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