Paid apps are on life support

In the beginning of the mobile age, paid apps were supposed to be the sustainable future for programmers. As the number of apps approach silly numbers, paid apps just aren’t getting the same buck for the bang.

For iOS app producer David Barnard, making money from paid applications in Apple’s App Store is becoming more difficult. Barnard is the founder of Contrast (previously App Cubby), which makes apps such as Launch Center Pro [iTunes link] and Perfect Weather [iTunes link].

Perfect Weather, Contrast’s latest app, was timed around the release of iOS 7. The app was featured in a number of iOS 7 app lists (including ours) and managed to reach #6 on the Paid Apps rank in the U.S. App Store, quite a feat in the competitive world of app rankings.

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