Who doesn’t like phone applications? They make many aspects of our lives easier and entertain us when we’re bored. Best of all, they don’t cost much, or anything at all! You only need to have a mobile phone (who doesn’t have one these days?) and you’re good to go.
While most apps on your Android phone are likely free or cost just a few dollars, there are some apps that deem themselves much more valuable than that. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most expensive Android apps, their usage and price. Without further ado, here they are.
10) G-Core Green Caddy Golf Korea – $45.99
This app is meant for all people interested in golf in Korea. The app helps you find a perfectly tailored golf course for you. With the app you can look for courses and get all the info you may need about them. The app also help you keep track of the score, and has some advanced functions. Priced at $45.99 and being a bit niche-specific, it’s no wonder that the app isn’t selling really well. At the time of writing, there are only 5 reviews on Google Play, with an average of 3,6.
9) NAVIGON Europe – $66.13
Currently priced at $66.13, NAVIGON Europe takes our 9th spot on today’s list. As you can imagine by the name, this is a navigation application for the entire European continent. This app helps you turn your phone into a full featured GPS navigation system, which includes voice commands, traffic reports, hazard warnings, speed assistant, route planning and is translated to 18 languages. If you wish or can pay a bit more, there are also some in-app purchases possible, such as 3D mountains map, alternative petrol stations, etc. This navigation application is a rather popular one, with over 12,000 reviews, several hundred thousand users, and an average rating of 3,6.
8) Pocket Atlas of ER Ultrasound – $69.99
True to its name, this app is a guide for all things ultrasound. Coming at a price point of $69.99, this app offers 443 images and detailed steps for fast information retrieval for when you need it. This app is the mobile version of the book ‘Emergency Ultrasound’, which is the most widely used resource related to the subject of ultrasound. This app currently has several hundred users that have downloaded it, with an average rating of 3.8 stars.
7) Dr.Web Security Space Life – $75.00
Dr. Web anti-virus offers a lifetime license for $75, and thus takes our 7th place. For the price you get all the features and lifetime updates for the application. The anti-virus offers system scans in real time, SD card protection, new malware detection and does all of that without interfering with your phone’s battery or performance. With most anti-virus program charging an annual or monthly fee, a lifetime protection for $75 just might be worth it. The app has great ratings and is fairly popular, with several thousand users from around the world.
6) Bonney’s Gyn. Surgery, 11th Ed – $98.15
This surgery book takes our 6th spot with a price of no less than $98.15. The application is pretty much a source of information for surgeons that will instruct them to use their skills to their best extent and leave the patient satisfied with the service. The first edition of this book came out in 1911, and has since been revised many times, with the 11th edition being the newest one. The app however isn’t popular, having a single 4 star review and a total of between 5 and 10 users.
5) Mobile Accessibility US – $99.99
The Mobile Acessibility US app is the first one to reach the magic price of $99.99, just a cent shy of triple digits. This application enables blind people or people with sight problems to use their phones in an intuitive way. It has all the basic applications such as Phone, Contacts, SMS, Browser, E-mail etc., adapted for people whose sight isn’t the best. While this app has a high price, it’s also feature packed for a relatively small niche of users, so it’s doing pretty well, with hundreds of current users.
5) 5-Minute Sports Medicine – $99.99
Sharing the number 5 spot with the previous app, we have another application from the field of medicine. 5-Minute Sports Medicine is the app that helps you diagnose and treat all the injuries that you may have while running, biking, playing soccer, basketball or any other sport. 280 topics are included in the app, all related to sports injuries. Despite that, it seems that not many people find the app worth the price, because it only has 1 review on the Google Store, and a couple dozens of users. That’s fairly understandable, with the entire Internet being their competition.
4) Super Color Runner – $200.00
Our number 4 price, which is a mind-blowing $200, is a simple running game, called Super Color Runner. In the game you must run over four endless paths and charge through battles with your enemies. The levels evolve as you go further, providing you with a greater challenge as you go. All of that sounds interesting, but is it interesting enough to shell out 200 dollars on it? Probably not, especially since the author noted down that the game is still in experimental mode.
3) Abu Moo Collection – $400.00 (x 6)
Our 3rd spot is taken by not a single app, but rather 6 apps, each costing $400. The Abu Moo Collection is a collection of virtual jewels, that you can show off as widgets for your phone. If you want the full collection – Amethyst, Aquamarine, Black Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire – you’ll have to pay $2400 for it. After that you can place them on your home screen and brag about your expensive new purchase. Each of the apps has several users according to the Play Store stats, with some even having a 5-star review or two.
2) “Most Expensive” Apps
Unlike previous entry, our second spot isn’t claimed by a single app, but rather a category of them. The Play Store is filled with apps that don’t do anything except cost from $100 to several thousand dollars, and serve only as a status symbol. Some of them offer you a widget for your home screen, and other just show a certain message when you open them. For example, a $150 app that only shows a couple of sentences was miraculously sold several times. The most expensive ones is called just “Most Expensive” and has a price of $4223.03, but there are no users of it so far.
1) Freemium Games
Freemium games are a popular type of games that are free to download and play, but offer in-app purchases ranging from couple of cents to several hundred dollars. Such games are for example Candy Crush or Clash of Clans, both with millions of users. And while they are free or cheap for the average player, there are some people who just go over the top when it comes to in-app purchases. A study recently proven that most of the revenue from freemium apps comes from the top 1% of users. In other words, there are a few major spenders buying thousands of dollars worth in-app purchases. Also, there are regularly news about children using their parents’ credit cards to buy various in-game items. Add all of those together, and we firmly believe that in the long run, freemium games are the most expensive apps, albeit for only a small percentage of users.
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