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Any idea if this will be free to OmniFocus purchasers or if it require another purchase.

Just FYI, I would be totally cool if it were some nominal fee ($0.99 -> $4.99) to make sure it covered costs and fit within the iPhone App paradigm.

BZ
 
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Just FYI, I would be totally cool if it were some nominal fee ($0.99 -> $4.99) to make sure it covered costs and fit within the iPhone App paradigm.
I would prefer to see it priced as a separate app. It it were free or nominally charged, Omni customers who do not use iPhones would effectively be subsidizing those who do.

Developing these things incurs costs, and deflects capacity from other development projects. The costs should be allocated to those who benefit.

My impression, judging by comments on this forum, is that those who do use iPhones are really very keen to get hold of an iPhone version of OF, and that demand will not be highly sensitive to price.

Last edited by RobTrew; 2008-03-17 at 12:56 PM..
 
Even though I own an iPhone and am anxiously awaiting an iPhone version of OmniFocus, I tend to agree with RobTrew. The iPhone app would be better sold as a separate-but-related product with its own pricing structure.

At this point, there's is so much pent-up demand for a mobile GTD app, that I think Omni Group could pretty much charge whatever they wanted if they got to market first.

But don't get me wrong, I like free or cheap, it's just not my highest priority.
 
I'm very much looking forward to a proper portable app. I've got an iPod touch at the moment, but will shortly be getting myself an iPhone too.

Clearly it should be charged as a separate product as not all OF users will have an iPhone/Touch and so they shouldn't be forced to subsidise development for those who do.

Personally I would rather Omni charge a sensible price which allows them to invest the time and resources they need to make the best app possible.

I've never been in the 'software should be free' camp as I worked as a developer for years and I'm well aware of what it takes to get a software product to market. Our investment in software development was at least as much, if not more than the hardware that we were targetting.
 
I'll pay whatever--perhaps up to half the price of OmniFocus? I have no clue about how difficult it is to adapt a full piece of software to a portable app, but I would really love to take my tasks with me and collect on the go.. Really hoping it'll work for the iPod touch. iPhone wasn't in my price range, given the monthly fee (I guess given the monthly fee iPhone users are paying, a piece of software is like a drop in the bucket).
 
I was hoping that OmniGroup might follow the example of 1Password who are offering their iPhone and Palm programs free with their current (1st) release. I thought they might have done this to thank the people who bought their first release. As far as the argument that those users who do not have an iPhone or iPod Touch would be subsidizing this feature, I think that this really is more of a feature, than a program. Like Apple's Mail program. One of it's features is that it will run on OS X on your desktop, laptop, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

The current cost for a single user OmniFocus license is five cents short of $80 US. For some budgets this may not be a lot, but for others it is not cheap. I believe that offering the iPhone/iPod Touch feature of OF to the early adopters will create a lot of good press and good will. OG can show its appreciation of these early adopters, and build goodwill by showing that it values its early adopters as much as Agile Web Solutions (creators of 1Password) does.
 
What I haven't been able to find info on anywhere is how upgrades to App Store apps will be handled. $20 for v1.0 isn't that big a deal if I know I can get 1.1-1.9 for free (ponying up for v2.0 isn't unreasonable), but if I'd have to pay for each new version, then the price would have to come down by at least half.

While Apple will obviously know that I purchased v1.0, will the App Store be smart enough to have different terms for current license holders as opposed to new purchasers?
 
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What I haven't been able to find info on anywhere is how upgrades to App Store apps will be handled. $20 for v1.0 isn't that big a deal if I know I can get 1.1-1.9 for free (ponying up for v2.0 isn't unreasonable), but if I'd have to pay for each new version, then the price would have to come down by at least half.

While Apple will obviously know that I purchased v1.0, will the App Store be smart enough to have different terms for current license holders as opposed to new purchasers?
I can't speak for other app developers, but Omni plans to offer minor updates (eg 1.1-1.9) for free, as we do with our desktop apps. Yes, Apple does provide the infrastructure for that. Whether we'll be able to offer a discount for 2.0 to current 1.0 users is less clear.
 
Looks like I was wrong. $20.

I still think it is a little on the high side as an OmniFocus owner, but it won't stop me and the other 1,000s of people from buying it.

$14 straight into OG's pockets. No other company deserves it more.

BZ
 
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Looks like I was wrong. $20.

I still think it is a little on the high side as an OmniFocus owner, but it won't stop me and the other 1,000s of people from buying it.

$14 straight into OG's pockets. No other company deserves it more.

BZ
I too was disappointed to see it at $20 - but that's because I'd gotten it in my head that it would probably be $10. But buying it was a no-brainer for me. I need mobile functionality, and would probably pay $50 for it.

I've only had OF for iPhone for a day, but I have zero buyer's remorse. It's a fantastic app, synchronized beautifully, and is going to make my life much better. Thanks, Omni!
 
 


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