Jeffrey Mincey does not think much of subscription apps.
What I see with subscription applications should be obvious to everyone who tries and buys apps. Higher prices.
Indeed. Why is that not the future?
Differentiation. That has has become a selling point among many iOS and macOS app developers that their apps are not subscription apps. Why subscribe and pay by the month forever when you can get an app that does mostly the same thing for 1/10th the price? That’s the story. Subscription applications are here and will be around forever, but they won’t take the place– completely– of apps with a good old fashioned price tag.
Standard subscription apps tend to be more expensive over a year or two than standard purchase apps.