What Makes an App Worth Paying for?

What Makes an App Worth Paying for?

Android is home to thousands and thousands of apps and games. But not all of these are created equal.

Some apps truly shine on what they do, while a lot of others try to cash in on the me-too phenomenon. On the other hand, there are apps which have strong ideas but fail on the execution. Whether it be sub-par implementation of the idea, lack of a friendly UI or simply being priced exorbitantly — there tend to be caveats that turn a lot of users away. We ask you,

What makes an app worth paying for? What factors convince you to part with your money? Do you prefer strong execution in the concept, or does UX come front and center? Do you look for a developer that is receptive to feedback?

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]