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[Humor] Google Play’s Top 10 Most Expensive Applications

For fun, we set out to search for Google Play’s most expensive applications. The task was easier than we had initially thought it would be, but surprisingly, the apps turned out to be completely ridiculous and mostly a waste of time for buyers. Except for one publisher who has a large portfolio of both educational and uber expensive applications that would be used by medical students, the rest of Google Play’s priciest is just a random list off “Show off your cash” apps that would only be purchased by someone who had an IQ of less than zero.

Unfortunately for humor’s sake, the limit on the price of Android apps is only $200.

Top 10 Most Expensive:

1.  Davis’s Drug Guide ($49.95)
2.  Merck Manual Suite + Drugs ($79.95)
3.  5-Minute Clinical Consult ($99.95)
4.  I’m Rich!! – White Diamond ($130.00)
5.  I’m FU**ING Rich ($132.64)
6.  Anesthesia Central ($149.95)
7.  Medicine Central ($159.95)
8.  I’m Rich Man ($199.99)
9.  Most Expensive Japanese App ($200.00)
10.  Most Expensive App ($200.00)

Honorable Mention:

On the other side of the coin though is iOS’s most expensive application called VIP Black. The application runs a whopping $1000, but actually serves as a functional service and people buy it! Wth VIP Black, users can order private transportation such as helicopters and jets, special dining offers, and more. Feel free to check it out yourself here.

In conclusion, the more expensive they get, more than likely equals how useless they actually are.

  • ashish

    Please try out my new free android game:”Join Them” by searching “Fivecraft” in the google play

  • 10 to 15 installs for the Number10 — MOST EXPENSIVE APP… And 5-10 for Japanese App… WTF??? May be some child has clicked the BUY link in play-store of parent’s phone… May be one-click payment to be blamed…

    Another chance is someone clicked purchase and then immediately clicked REFUND…

  • ams1650

    Great way to launder money…..

  • AgustinRodriguez

    The sad thing is ‘most expensive app’ app has 10-50 downloads.

  • Crestron’s mobile app is 100

  • nightscout13

    $200 for an app that does nothing? just to “entertain” some developer? Apps like this give the Play store a bad name……
    If you’re gonna make an app worth $200 make it do at least SOMETHING, like enabling the LED light geez……

    • EvanTheGamer


    • Red7

      Back in 2010 the most expensive app was an app that cost $750 and had zero downloads. There was a youtube video of someone at a bar who actually bought it to see what is was because of limited description. I forgot the rest. Probably still on youtube android most expensive app or something form 2010.

      • GazaIan

        That wasn’t Android, that was iOS, and the app was iRa Pro for $799. At the time there were zero downloads but the last time I checked, there were four.

  • DroidJ

    I guess this list doesn’t include subscription apps? Epocrates is anywhere from $99-$199 a year for anything more than the free drug guide.

  • My New App: Get Rich NOW! $1,000,000

    ::downloads app::

    1) Create app for Android.
    2) Charge $1,000,000 for it.
    3) Sell 1 app.

    • andrew

      can’t max android price is 199.99

      • bose301s

        Considering some of the apps here are $200 on the store, I would say $199.99 isn’t the max 😉

  • A.Walker

    Man, I bet some drunk guy thought a chick was putting her number in his phone. When in reality, she was buying “Most Expensive App”. I bet he got a surprise at the end of the month.

    • nightscout13

      FUUUUUUUUUUU….. that would be pretty fudged up……

  • Kyle Fullmer

    How many people are going to purchase the most expensive app and then refund it? That dev will be crapping himself.

  • Michael Quinlan

    what I want to know is how many of these did crackberry Kevin buy?

  • JRummy16

    You forgot Dr. Web Anti-virus Life license. Just saw it today for $75

    • moelsen8

      wow.. look at all the suckers who bought that……

  • jonbillarcher

    Our company actually uses this app quite frequently as it pairs with our ERP’s proof of delivery solution. It’s $99.99 but didn’t make the list! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activant.mobile.android.proofofdelivery&hl=en

  • JDHokie

    I installed the “I’m Rich!! – Blue Diamond” app (Free!), used Desktop Visualizer to change the icon to the White Diamond icon, and now my friends all think I’m awesome. Thanks, Android!

  • woot

    if only I was smart enough to do this first.

  • The Most Expensive app is really great. It’s easily my most used app.

  • AlexKCMO

    Curious that the drug apps seem to be functional and expensive. I really wonder what they offer that I can’t find on Wikipedia. Must be marketed strictly to old people.

    • Kernschatten

      The Merck Manual is a standard medical text. The Palm OS version was very successful with healthcare professionals.

      • AlexKCMO

        That makes perfect sense. I could see doctors purchasing something like that.

        • WAldenIV

          Wikipedia is not certified, either. Heaven forbid a doctor consults Wikipedia after an incorrect edit.

          • AlexKCMO

            I never said doctors looking on Wikipedia. I was thinking old people without much knowledge of the internet. Rarely do I need drug information, but Wikipedia usually has pretty good information that’s been properly cited.

          • lj_68

            Wikipedia is written for the layperson and not medical professionals. Also, it really does more harm than good for people who are not familiar with a drug to do research on a drug. If they have questions, they should ask their pharmacist Plus, you have no idea who really wrote a wiki article.

    • jonny6pak

      Those medical apps are all geared towards medical professionals who need to rely on specific info. The content is usually authored/edited/reviewed by doctors and pharmacists for use in patient care. Some medical apps come with features that might be useful to the general population, like pill identification, but for the most part the text reads like a chemistry book. If you want to check the apps out for fun (and free), go to
      http://www.lexi.com/individuals/free-trial/ and grab a free trial. Note, it doesn’t work on Jelly Bean as far as I know.

    • Andrew

      I bought some laboratory apps when I was going through College and I still occasionally still use them. for you maybe it would seem pointless, but for me it is a necessary tool.

      • AlexKCMO

        Like I said in other comments, I never thought of these uses. I figured stuff like this would just be side loaded.

    • Savan Ghetiya

      FYI : not everything on wikipedia is true !

      • AlexKCMO

        FYI there are sources at the bottom of Wikipedia pages you can fact check against!

        • lj_68

          oh brother. If you don’t know why a medical professional wouldn’t use Wikipedia or the source references at the bottom to fact check the drug they are using there really isn’t much help for you.

          • AlexKCMO

            Oh brother. You obviously have a reading problem. When did I mention a medical professional should be using Wikipedia?


      • lj_68

        I know. You have no idea if a corporate shill is writing the article on a drug.

    • I can tell you what makes it better than wiki. A complete list of things nurses care about, like whether you can crush the pill, or what you can mix it in a syringe with. It also has a pill identifier for the people who overdose on something white with a marking on it in a zip lock bag. And the app auto updates for a year, whereas the only slightly cheaper book could be outdated the week after you buy it.

  • yikes, the “Most Expensive App” lists INSTALLS:10 – 50

    • I am betting that is 10-50 that installed it and promptly asked for a refund, at least one would hope

      • Kusold

        Does this affect the developer negatively? I believe on the Apple App Store, the developer eats the cost of Apple’s cut.

        • Unless somethign has changed, Apple doesn’t do refunds.

  • imns

    $15 for Final Fantasy III doesn’t seem so bad now.

    I think there should be a second category to this list: Any games with in-app purchasing

    • JoshGroff

      $15 is great, I wish they would have been competent and did the same with FFI instead of making it $7, have on open verification, and the borders, oh god the borders.

  • RogueHarvest

    I was going to buy the I’m FU*KING RICH! app… but sadly it’s not compatible with all my devices.

    • J Dub

      Like your free on contract Pantech Breakout?

  • Love the “Rich” apps — 0 install.

    • moelsen8

      Most Expensive App has 10-50…. i’m hoping this counted people who bought it and immediately refunded.

      • Jeff Simpson

        Scary thought, somebody actually making a couple grand off that dumb idea