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Ian Thain

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Everyone Likes Something for Free, But...

Are 99c apps on the iTunes Appstore more popular?

I was asking myself a question the other day...Are 99c apps on the iTunes Appstore more popular? Lets face it everyone likes something for free and you can imagine that the free apps on the Appstore get a lot of downloads.

So I started to check out around the web and came across a great article from the guys at Mobile Orchard

My analysis after reading through it is, sure the Free apps get a LOT of downloads but surprisingly the 99c apps get roughly the same amount of downloads as the higher priced apps.

I think that shows that iPhone users know the benefit of well thought out and written software... that in turn bodes well for the iPhone developers out there.

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain