If you are searching for the costliest application for your precious device, you are landed at the correct destination. We all know in the last few years, the Android market has expanded at an enormous rate.
There are more than 2.3 million apps for the Android platform. 47% of them are free to use, and the rest of the apps cost between $1 and $3 on average. There are a few other apps that cost hundreds of dollars, and surprisingly most of them are nothing but a piece of garbage (except the educational apps).
Since Google has set an upper limit for how much an app or a game could cost on Play Store, you won’t find anything over $400. However, it’s fun to see what app developers are charging and what service/value they are providing for such hefty amounts.
Note: We have included the most expensive Android apps that ever existed on Play Store. Some of them have been removed, while some are still available for purchase/download.
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23. Medical-Surgical Nursing – $48.95
This medical app describes over 200 usually encountered surgical disorders and procedures, focusing on treatment in which the nurse plays a key role. It is packed with all the need-to-know information on common procedures like tube feeding, CPR, and artificial airway management.
There are seven flowcharts and 32 calculators for making clinical decisions. Also, patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon for easy reading.
22. NAVIGON Europe – $59.99
The app turns your android device into a mobile navigation system – the maps are available for Europe only. There are no data transfer and roaming charges for route calculation and map display.
It consists of various important functions such as destination preview, active lane assistant, local search, reality view pro, speed assistant, text-to-speech announcement, 2d and 3d maps, destination entry with coordinates, and much more.
21. Emergency Medicine Manual – $69
This handy manual is developed by Tintinalli’s emergency medicine to help you provide skillful and timely patient care. It focuses on clinical features, emergency management, and disposition, diagnosis, and differential.
All this information is available in a compact presentation with a full-color design, including photos, tables, and line drawings. The inclusion of complex topics (such as Thromboembolism, Acute Urinary Retention, Low Probability ACS, Bowel Obstruction, and Volvulus) makes it quite expensive.
20. Pocket Atlas of ER Ultrasound – $69.99
Pocket Atlas is an educational app that provides a quick and handy guide to all the body systems evaluated with ultrasound. It contains 443 images, including the actual ultrasound pictures, photographs showing where to place the ultrasound probe, and explanatory anatomical drawings.
It also contains text details, including clinical consideration, anatomical consideration, and technique and normal ultrasound findings. Like other expensive medical apps, this one is also written by actual doctors.
19. Dr.Web Security Space Life – $75
Dr.Web is an antivirus app that protects your device from all types of malware. It performs a full system scan and real-time file system scan to detect new, hidden, or unknown malware. You can move detected threats to the quarantine.
To avoid unwanted calls and SMS, you can create your own filtering profile and edit the blacklist. Moreover, the app claims that it minimally impacts system performance and economizes battery resources. Most of the antivirus apps have monthly/yearly subscription but, a flat $75 payment would actually save you money in long terms.
18. G-CORE Green Caddy Golf Korea – $89.99
A full-featured GPS golf range finder with a graphical view. The app provides a guide to golfers who are playing for the first time in a new golf course in Korea. You can download up to 10 golf courses. It features target point, mark position, driving distance measurement, auto searching, and more.
17. Dominate The Bar – $99
Dominate the bar is a study aid for the multi-state portion of the bar exam. It covers constitutional law, real property, contracts and sales, criminal procedures, and torts. The app is packed with more than 900 carefully crafted flashcards that go through each subject in an organized and thoughtful manner.
16. Destinator 9 – Western Europe – $99.99
Destinator offers a turn-by-turn navigation solution. It has a simple user interface, rich map content in 2d and 3d views, and a few innovative features such as TapNGo, StickyPOI, integrated weather, an online search powered by Google, and a robust voice-guided system.
15. 5-Minute Sports Medicine – $99.99
This app provides fast and to-the-point guidance on the treatment of injuries caused by sports in everyday practice. It includes around 280 treatment methods, which are summarized well in a 5-minute format to deliver fast or instant treatment.
It is written and edited by actual doctors, which is probably why it costs a hundred dollars. The interface is highly optimized for the Android platform. The app is more suitable for nurse practitioners, physicians, athletic trainers, assistants, and orthopedists.
14. Mobile Accessibility US – $99
Mobile Accessibility US has been designed for the blind and people having low vision. It helps them interact with their Android device in a simple way, more efficiently. The app focuses on a few main smartphone functions such as Contacts, Phone, Alarm, SMS, Email, Web, Calendar, GPS, Apps, and Settings, which are manipulated in a special way.
Moreover, it has a speech recognition system for easy input, and voice synthesis will read the text located under the finger. Unlike other apps, people actually buy this one, and it has got 3.6 ratings on Play Store.
13. Fuster & Hurst’s The Heart – $124.99
Fuster & Hurst’s The Heart reflects the latest therapeutic, clinical, and technical advances in the cardiovascular field. It is known for its authority and clinical relevance.
The published reference book covers all key cardiovascular topics in a methodical pattern, from mechanism to management. It includes more than 1,200 image illustrations, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and summaries of major new trials and guidelines.
As for user experience, the app is very simple to use. Everything is arranged properly so you can seamlessly jump from one section to another and create separate bookmarks and notes to enhance your learning.
12. The Atlas of Internal Medicine – $129.99
The app is a mega-collection of over 2,000 high-quality clinical, morphologic, radiological, and laboratory pictures, which represent the signs of common disorders. It allows accurate and fast visual diagnosis of more than 200 internal medicine conditions. No internet connection is required to view the app. You can easily navigate while browsing the content and searching for topics.
11. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics – $143.99
The app is designed by MedHand Mobile Libraries to recognize, diagnose, and manage genetic conditions more effectively. It is a complete set of medical calculators that includes peak expiratory flows, body mass index, and dehydration correction calculators. It comes with a powerful search feature with a broader emphasis on imaging and molecular diagnoses.
10. Bonney’s Gyn. Surgery, 11th Ed – $180
Gynecological surgery is designed for surgeons to learn useful skills and sensitive techniques that help them minimize patient discomforts. The source of information is MedHand Mobile Libraries.
The app contains detailed information on Urogynaecology, Gynaecological surgery/oncology, and operations of other organs. It focuses on the most commonly performed procedures with emphasis on evidence-based decision making and the use of laparoscopy in diagnostic and surgical procedures.
9. Pharmacotherapy Principles – $189.99
With this app, you can learn how to develop, implement, monitor, and analyze medication therapy. It has everything you need to understand the fundamentals of the pharmacotherapy of disease and its applications.
It has a total of five sections (excluding the introduction part), which include 95+ disease-based topics. Each section is written and reviewed by physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and researchers recognized by authorities in their areas.
8. Most Expensive Android Widget – $199
A completely useless widget that costs a lot of money. Don’t expect any service from this app. It will just sit on your home screen displaying “Most Expensive Android Widget” so that people viewing your home screen know how wealthy you are.
7. Vuvuzela World Cup Horn Plus – $200
The application was designed during the FIFA World Cup 2010; no update since then. What does it do? Well, it helps you annoy anyone around you with the World Cup Horn. Just shake the device to blow the horn and shake it again to stop it. You can also touch and hold the screen when your team scores to hear the announcer scream. That’s all.
6. Super Color Runner – $200
Super Color Runner is one of the most expensive games you can get on Google Play. It’s an endless runner game where you have four paths to run and switch among them to pick up energy pellets and batteries in order to stay alive.
Every second you either get closer to death or closer to prosperity and evolving to the next level of play. The graphical interface is very simple, and it will run perfectly fine on low-cost phones. However, these features still do not justify the app’s price.
5. Zollinger Atlas of Surgery – $224
Zollinger Atlas is one of the most trusted sources to learn about surgical operations. It explains each procedure in detail. The drawings highlight every key action surgeons must remember while performing the operation.
More specifically, the app contains over 1,800 pictures for performing surgical procedures, closure, and postoperative care.
Every topic is organized in a specific order, so you can navigate easily or find the contents through a simple search bar. All search terms are stored in your personal history.
Furthermore, the app works offline — you can access every text and image on your device anywhere, anytime, even when you are not connected to the Internet.
4. Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgery – US$249.99
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgery is designed to teach how to perform the most common surgical procedure using safe and well-established methods. The app layout contains Content, Index, Search, Bookmark, and Notes menu.
It covers more than 230 procedures, including laparoscopic operations, along with 1600 color highlights that help you grab every important action clearly. It is packed with all indications, preoperative preparation, position, incision and exposure, operative preparation, closure, and postoperative care.
3. I’m Rich$ – $384.99
The app does nothing other than waste your money. Still, we have to include this in the list as it was once available on the Google play store. It was very much similar to other “I’m rich“-type (gimmick) apps. For nearly $400, all you get is a luxury diamond image.
2. The Most Expensive App – $400
Yet another bizarre app that does nothing except display a diamond on your device display. The screenshot on the Play store doesn’t show the diamond. Instead, it displays the text “you’ll see a shiny diamond here.”
1. Abu Moo Collection – $400 each, $2400 total
Developer Abu Moo took the term “expensive” to a whole new level. Instead of creating one “expensive app,” he uploaded a series of six applications on the Play Store, each with a price tag of $400.
These apps are simply the name of precious gems. Collecting all six would cost you about as much as a bike. What are the features of these apps? Nothing! They are just a widget that shows the gem on your home screen.