$1,000 App Hits The App Store, Again

$1,000 App Hits The App Store, Again

You may recall "I Am Rich," the somewhat bogus $1,000 iPhone app that made it into the App Store in mid-2008, then was dropped when Apple realized how silly it was.  Despite that, six people actually purchased it before it was booted out.  Now we have another $1,000 app, and this one might be worth it.


"I Am Rich" simply showed a screenshot of some bling. Anyone who would waste their money on that app had to be rich to justify it. 

 Meanwhile, the new $1,000 app, BarMax CA, so named because it currently only covers California, is an app designed to help law students study for and pass the bar exam. Bar exams are notoriously difficult, and the classes offered to help study for them typically run into the thousands.

For example, if you take a look at California pricing at BarBri, which also has an iPhone app, you'll see that the tuition is $3,600. The iPhone app is free, but you need to not just pay for tuition, but also a $750 upgrade to BarBri Mobile.


Here's how the BarMax CA app is described on the company's website:
Take 50 pounds of books and condense them into the palm of your hand. With BarMax, you squeeze thousands of pages of bar exam course material and over 1,500 real multiple choice and essay practice questions into your iPhone or iPod Touch. In addition, once you purchase the app, we send you a complete Welcome Packet with hundreds of pages of supplemental material, on-screen outlines, practice exams, and suggested as well as optional hard copy printouts.
Not only that, if you don't have your own iPhone or iPod touch, they'll send you one with the course materials. Of course, it's probably the lowest-priced iPod touch, but hey, it's something extra, at least, for your $1,000.
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That's actually not bad for a bar exam app, as long as it's good. I'd gladly pay $1,000 for a worthy USMLE prep app.

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Yeah my thoughts to although the people who bought the original had to be absolute idiots. This one actually sounds like a bit of a bargain especially wit a free I-phone which is 300 bucks at the lowest.

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Yeah, it's a nice racket these standardized testing companies have going. The test themselves can cost $1000+ so a test prep course can actually help you save money by avoiding having to take your exam a second time.

I just saw the free IPhone, I'm guessing they just lend it out to you rather than let you keep it.

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Getting something tangible for your money makes all the difference, doesn't it?

The fact that 6 people bought nothing but a shiny iPhone 'bling' picture for a thousand bucks says allot.

You have to wonder if they fell out of the top bunk bed onto their heads a lot as children. Surprise

One has to wonder if they ever tell others what they've done.

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Lol, 6 grand for a minimal amount of work is not bad at all. I wonder if I made a similar app for $100 a pop how many people would buy it.

 

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Only one way to know gibbersome and thats to do it. Make one called the greatest app ever made for 150 when they open it it scream sucka over and over again until they reset the phone lol.

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Let me know how it turns out.

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Haha, I think that would qualify as malware!

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rapid1:

Only one way to know gibbersome and thats to do it. Make one called the greatest app ever made for 150 when they open it it scream sucka over and over again until they reset the phone lol.

I'm pretty sure Apple would flag it and not release it.  However, this new app seems like a great idea.  After all, it truly is an innovation for law students and may now give one of them a reason to get an iphone or touch.

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mentaldisorder:

I'm pretty sure Apple would flag it and not release it.  However, this new app seems like a great idea.  After all, it truly is an innovation for law students and may now give one of them a reason to get an iphone or touch.

As my Microbio professor used to say, "frequent short periods of memorization work better than less frequent long periods." That was one reason he advocated carrying a stack of notecards wherever we went so we could review the materials. With apps like these, all your notecards can be stored onto a portable iPod Touch/iPhone.

Make no mistake though, the price is according to how much law students are willing to pay for it. A similar NCLEX (nursing) prep costs around $150-200. There are also several cheaper programs for the ACT, SAT, SAT II's, GRE's.

At the moment, the Law school business is doing really well. At my school, law school applications jumped more than 50% from last year. It's as though people are realizing that MBA degrees are worth less than the paper they're printed on.

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Yeah I still wonder how those who bought the initial thousand dollar app were satisfied with there purchase lol. The BAR exam app seems like actually a good trade for the money. The initial one though I bet those people were mas as he** when they saw what they had gotten.

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lol hey if your rich you got to show it off :D.

Now about the app... I would buy it if i was studying law, which i plan to do at least my parents want me to -.- (time to make them pay for this app... lol)

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Here my new $1,000 app....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI

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sorry you must copy and paste the http.

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Here you go Wink

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI]

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Rofl realneil I was wondering the same thing, however who ever was smart enough to make 6 grand off of people this gullible I would say is a genius. A grand for some bling on your i--phone the reality of this just escapes me entirely.

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