Charge more, and more often!
Jared Sinclair wrote something, that I didn’t expect.
He basically published the sales numbers for both versions of his app Unread.
What I see isn’t too uplifting. There are a lot of issues. And it’s hard to be a indie developer.
But, there are a few things I would love to see. Sustainable pricing on good apps.
I don’t have a lot of money, but I do have a app budget. And I don’t have a problem paying real money for great apps.
Would I pay a lot more for my favorite apps? Yes. Look at what The OmniGroup are charging.
And I wouldn’t have a problem if the developers released a new major version, as a new app, once a year. Some people don’t like it, but I don’t care. Good apps being maintained are more important to me.
There are however one idea that I would love to see more places. And that is the tip jar. Like you see in David Smiths Pedometer++.
Byword, DayOne and Drafts are apps that I have used every single day for a very long time – without spying them anything in a long time. I would love to be able to give them a few bucks every few months with a simple iAP.
In other words, higher prices, release major updates as new apps / paid upgrades and tips / donations. These are the thing I think we need to make sure our favorite indie developer make a decent loving, and continue to deliver updates to the apps we love. And to continue to create awesome apps.