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I am starting a new iOS project and initially plan release a simple free version to gather feedback. I don't intend to monetize or market this initial version.

However, I believe "Version 2" of this app will be good enough to pay for. I would prefer to release Version 2 as an upgrade from Version 1 rather than release it as a separate app. This way I can reserve a name for the app. It will also be easier to keep everything in a single repository.

Are there any downsides of this approach? It's my understanding that I can change the price of an app at any point in time, so it shouldn't be an issue transitioning to a paid app, should it?


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closed as off-topic by MichaelT, GlenH7, Ixrec, gnat, Kilian Foth Sep 29 at 8:05

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Generally, business strategy discussions are offtopic here. I'd suggest looking at the iPhone Software Business mailing list, where similar questions have been asked: –  Brad Larson Jan 3 '11 at 21:00
Thanks for the heads up Brad. That looks like a good resource for this kind of thing. –  tassock Jan 3 '11 at 23:29
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about business plans and different approaches to monetization. –  MichaelT Sep 28 at 18:57