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Are you an App Whore?




Before the time of the iPhone and Android smartphones, I would have not imagined people would be gungho with buying and downloading apps to their mobile phones.

Before I got the iPhone 3G two years ago, the only mobile app I bought was for a Palm Zire 71 back in 2004.

Today, buying and downloading apps is so common some people make it part of their daily routine. Add to the fact that a paid app could cost just $0.99. I’d like to refer to them as app-whores.

So, anyone out there willing to admit they’re addicted to buying and downloading apps? How much have you spent on apps already?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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30 Responses

  1. alBEYONder says:

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  2. kumag says:

    Wala ako pambili kaya sa cracked ipa lang ako at free apps sa itunes :D

  3. Kevin says:

    I’ve spent a total of USD 120 over a period of one year.

    40% on games, 40% on productivity apps and 20% on travel apps.

  4. LunaTech says:

    i got hooked up since 2008 and my sister too last year. maybe we’re app-whore… hehehehe pero ako i got it from c***a and i******us but my sister bought it legally… hehheh

  5. paolody says:

    @abeolandres Yes.

  6. nikacatbagan says:

    @abeolandres a little. Apps can be addicting. I’ve spent over $50 on them. Games & Productivity apps are the main culprits for my spending.

  7. nexusboy says:

    the paid app i’ve downloaded was just Plants vs Zombies and BillReminder. haha.. i dont spend much time on a smart phone kse. i have my laptop the whole time.

  8. appSIZED says:

    @abeolandres yes! not sure how much i’ve spent on apps but since i started an apps review site last year i’ve kept the costs down somewhat:)

  9. Giogagz says:

    sir yuga never pa aq nakadownload ng paid app sa apple appstore at android market. Puro free apps lang aq. Mas maraming magandang free apps sa android market compare sa apple appstore. D din aq app whore kc wala me pambayad. Kontento na aq sa free apps. hehehe

  10. cutemoboy says:

    I have 300 + apps and counting! But im not a whore! Hahaha i prefer to be called an App Hunter :D

  11. roca says:

    $0

    i download the free stuff. haha
    and i dont have a credit card.
    but if i did have one, i know id be uncontrollable.

  12. Wakocoke says:

    ARRR only 6pages of apps in my touch

  13. Bobby says:

    yes i am an app whore! i buy apps- paid and free. whether in bed when i am about to sleep or when i am mobile or just lounging in my room using my mac, iPad or appleTV and PC. i am such a whore! haha i got 2 accounts @ iTunes app store, Philippines and US. :-)

  14. Sarah says:

    I used to be an app whore when I was using an Iphone. Even spent $20+ for a management game, and that’s aside from my tv series, movie and music purchases! It took me a year to get over being legit as I feel robbed as time passed. So I went back to my old habit, haha! You know what they say, best things in life are free!

  15. lawreas says:

    y buy if u can get them for free.. (jailbreak)

  16. dannyboi says:

    how can i buy Apps sa apple app store without using credit card? is there a gift certificate thing i can buy sa istore?

  17. Ryan Ang says:

    http://theoatmeal.com/blog/apps <– this is how I feel about buying apps

  18. JepX says:

    110 cracked apps in my itunes..
    All of them games to let my nephews/neices
    play with ..

  19. chinitoguy30 says:

    im not that addicted to apps but i get apps/widgets to have easy access on facebook and twitter.

  20. rica says:

    i love apps :) i have a budget of $0.99 a month, so one app per month, sometimes i buy the expensive ones like plants vs zombies or angry birds. i have around 100 games, and counting free and paid. paid probably 10-20%?

    i visit the app store almost every other day to check what apps are offered for free that are really paid but ‘free for the day’

    reason why i don’t jail break: so i can get updates easily/legally. plus $0.99 is just P45, give up I dunno, one order of soft drinks in can in a resto for a month or something, that’s how i ‘justify’ it. i just have to give up something :)

    i convinced a lot of my friends to download plants vs zombies even if it’s $2.99, by comparing it to a Starbucks drink, give up a cup of your coffee/frap, just one cup so you can enjoy the game.

  21. brownie says:

    i downloaded the openfeint app and freeappaday so i would know what apps that are normally paid apps are free:D

  22. drealmarlon says:

    Me i have only nokia 5230 kya pang ovi at symbian apps lang.wish ko na may windows media player at divx player na madevelop ang symbian os.

  23. Neener says:

    Kung wala kang pambili, wag kang bumili. Wag pilitin. Problem solved.

  24. Jamby says:

    Since my Palm m105 days (then Palm T|3, T|E and LifeDrive)…i’ve been an App whore…can’t live a day without looking at my favorite forums for app updates or new apps…

    Still a whore now downloading latest apps for my 5800…

    paid? sometimes,..but 95% of the time, apps are cracked.

    Mostly i like themes and those apps that changes how your device looks and acts.

  25. manong says:

    you are considered an app whore if you allowed yourself to pay for something w/c should be free since the iphone is already an overpriced but under-apps gadget… in short, u got f*cked by steve jobs!

  26. nero says:

    i wish magka smartphone na ako! ang saya kasi ng mga apps e. useful.

  27. Haealana says:

    addict lang :-)
    i love tap to learn , doodle jump and Ferrari GT
    plus tons and tons of free apps, all from
    i tunes:-)

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