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  1. 1. What method would you prefer when purchasing a phone app?

    • Pay a fee
    • Pay one dollar
    • Crippled version/Option to purchase full version
    • Trial/Option to purchase full version
    • Free (app has ads)
    • Other

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What method would you prefer when purchasing a phone app?

Pay a fee (this would be any amount set by the developer)
Pay one dollar
Get a crippled version but be able to buy the complete version
Get a trial but be able to buy the complete version
Get a free app with ads
Other (if other then please explain)


This is to see which method is preferred that would allow a developer to make money so there is no free version listed other than the free version with ads..

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Free version with none-obtrusive ads.

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Free with ads and a paid version that only removes ads for a small fee (aka no crippled free version).

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Free with ads, pay to remove not unlock.

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I prefer to have a lite/crippled version with the option to pay for the full thing with additional features to be honest. I find the admob ads can be quite distracting at times, and I like that I can use the lite version, and if I really need the advanced features, I will pay to upgrade if its worth my while. I've only purchased one app for android ever, and it was LauncherPro, which uses the lite/full edition model.

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Free, pay to remove ads.

90% of the apps I have seen that use a limited functionality until bought do so to the extreme. JuiceDefender for example, the free version can I think disable data after a certain period of no use, whoopty doo, you can do the same basic thing without JD (at least on my phone).

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Free with no ads, most apps are not worth anything.

But if that's never gonna happen, free with ads.

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Ok, so far free with ads and possibly able to pay to remove adds. Any other votes.

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Free version with ads (like Bonsai Blast on Android) or trial with ability to buy full.

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If the application is something I know I'd use on a daily basis (eg: camera/photo apps), I am willing to pay for it (whether it's a dollar or more.) I have about ~50 apps and I'd say about 90% of them are ones I've paid for. Of the free ones they're ones like Pandora, Last.fm, Gamefly, Paypal, Starbucks.. essentially ones that are released from corporations for account logins/profile.

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Starbucks have an iPhone app? :laugh:

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[quote name='Subject Delta' date='11 October 2010 - 17:59' timestamp='1286837981' post='593253860']
Starbucks have an iPhone app? :laugh:
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They have two. One is just for look through their menu/etc and the other one is for My.Starbucks ('Mobile Card') where you can view your registered cards, check balance, reload them, use payment trial (Target Starbucks allow you to pay using iPhone), and check your rewards level. Yup.

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I much rather apps that either have a free (ad supported) and a full (no ads) version. I hate ads in apps but i know the devs gotta make money so i'd rather buy the full version if it's available. Then again Trial versions are good too but just that they run out after said trial. Not everyone got credit cards to buy online (yes i know about prepaid cards but like some of my friends they can't even get those as they need social security numbers for those too) - This is more an Android problem, iTunes at least has those gift cards! WTH is going with Google, if Farmville and those crappy stuff can have cards at 7-Eleven then why can't Google!

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[quote name='BillyJack' date='08 October 2010 - 14:48' timestamp='1286570910' post='593244316']
What method would you prefer when purchasing a phone app?

Pay a fee (this would be any amount set by the developer)
Pay one dollar
Get a crippled version but be able to buy the complete version
Get a trial but be able to buy the complete version
Get a free app with ads
Other (if other then please explain)


This is to see which method is preferred that would allow a developer to make money so there is no free version listed other than the free version with ads..
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Free version (With a decent amount of stuff like for games, a decent number of levels) with small ads that don't pester all the time. Then the full version for 59p. Or just free apps with no ads whatsoever.

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Get a trial but be able to buy the complete version, especially if the app is unique or complex in its operation.

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[quote name='dreamsburnred' date='08 October 2010 - 14:54' timestamp='1286571256' post='593244330']
Free with ads and a paid version that only removes ads for a small fee (aka no crippled free version).
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This. +1

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Some apps aren't worth any money as such.
Some apps are worth some, but all apps, no matter what they do should be priced under

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