I really didn't want to write this post, but something has been bugging me for quite a while.
It seems that every time a new app is announced, or added to the app directory, that costs ANY amount of money, the first thing people do is ask for coupon codes. The app could cost one dollar, but that's still too much...
I understand some people may be on low income. I've been there myself. But we have to be willing to pay for things that have value, be it independence, entertainment, etc. If the developer gave their apps away to everyone via coupon codes, they could have just put it in the store for free in the first place.
It's great to be able to get a new app as soon as it's announced, but maybe we have to wait a week, month, or whatever until we get paid again. maybe don't buy that $8 cup of coffee one time, and the app is paid for. There are ways to save up a few dollars for something that is useful to us.
We are not entitled to get everything for free. I actually feel that many apps are undervalued in the app store because of how useful they are. It's also partly why so many apps and games people have loved are no longer available. Developing, and maintaining, a game or app costs time and resources. Once the app is released, development isn't done. Bugs need to be fixed. new features need to be added to keep people interested. Developers have to make a living too, and the apps aren't going to make or update themselves.
Please consider supporting developers if you are interested in an app or game, and don't just ask for codes right away. I know this post won't be popular, but I feel it needs to be said.