Most common words in 1-star and 5-star App Store reviews
The most common words used uniquely in 1-star and 5-star App Store reviews, according to Instapaper and Tumblr developer Marco Arment who wrote a script to collect the data:
His analysis is well worth the read.
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The only big issue I have is with the iPad app pricing, yes the screen is bigger, but I have to ask does it take so much more development time (I'm not a developer so this is a serious question) that it justified? I have said it before I would rather pay an avg price of the iphone/ipad app and get a + app verion so I an use it on either one. But that's me.
One thing I did take away is people go so used to spending a dollar here and there for apps and not caring about it, but when the bill shows up and you spent $100 to get ipad & iphone apps it starts to ring up the bill.
That said, there could be extra coding to provide extra features and capabilities with the extra screen size in mind (that you don't have on the iPhone).
My real thinking on it is this. Some developers have wanted to have higher prices for quite a while (sort of like the studios and the MP3 prices, and the publishers with the book prices).
On the iPhone, it was difficult to do that. The apps first came out at .99. The sweet spot looks like around .99 to $3. There's a lot of inertia there against increasing the prices. I know I pretty much don't buy anything over $3. It goes away from the impulse buy to really thinking if it is any good or not.
With the iPad and new form factor, they're trying to reset that "starting" point to $10 or so, with the new screen size/form factor as the excuse. I'm probably never going to get an iPad because of that.