Yesterday Tapbots studio has finally saw the approval in the Mac AppStore of their Tweetbot for Mac, after the huge success of they iPhone and iPad client for Twitter. One question is anyway going around my mind.
Am I the only one thinking that 20$ for a desktop, personal, client of Twitter is a bit too much overpriced?
Probably their motivation is this (quoted from their blog):
Because of Twitter’s recent enforcement of token limits, we only have a limited number of tokens available for Tweetbot for Mac. These tokens dictate how many users Tweetbot for Mac can have. The app’s limit is separate from, but much smaller than, the limit for Tweetbot for iOS. Once we use up the tokens granted to us by Twitter, we will no longer be able to sell the app to new users. Tapbots will continue to support Tweetbot for Mac for existing customers at that time.
But, still, I don’t think charging the user for a mistaken vendor policy is the answer to success.