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Why did Edmunds develop the Inside Line iPhone app? It’s nice to provide Inside Line as a free news service and discussion forum for car fans, but companies that provide free services for no reason don’t stay in business. How does Edmunds expect to earn enough money with this app to justify its development and support costs?

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168
Chapter 4, Problem 1DQ2
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Why did Edmunds develop the Inside Line iPhone app? It’s nice to provide Inside Line as a free news service and discussion forum for car fans, but companies that provide free services for no reason don’t stay in business. How does Edmunds expect to earn enough money with this app to justify its development and support costs?

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Reasons for developing Inside Line iPhone App:

  • This app is not very expensive and the startup cost is low.
  • This application uses existing software and not anything new to implement...

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Earning money using iPhone App:

  • This app has the capability to get massive volumes of data about auto sales.
  • It also could verify attractive to automakers and validate development costs...

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