> The worst part about this is that the quality of apps can’t and won’t improve if developers aren’t properly compensated for their time. This worries me the most, that despite my emphasis on paying, in the end it won’t matter because I’m one of the few paying and it won’t be enough to support excellent ad-free apps.
I am with Ben in the group of people more than willing to pay for quality apps. I hope we do not end up in a future where developers are unwilling to create quality apps because people simply refuse to pay more than 99 cents for things.
*NOTE: Lex Friedman’s original article that prompted Ben’s post, [A $5 app isn’t expensive: Customers need to help fix the App Store economy](http://www.macworld.com/article/2032847/a-5-app-isnt-expensive-customers-need-to-help-fix-the-app-store-economy.html), is well worth a read as well.*