After paying $200 for a smart phone, I tend not to have any money left over for $2 apps OR $5 lattes.
If that's the case, you probably shouldn't have bought a $200 phone :P
The only apps I paid for was when the Android Market had that .10 sale. =P I bought about a bucks worth of decent apps.
Paying for a $200 smartphone is like buying a really good pair of running/walking shoes. It's "almost" a requirement.
That said, I don't buy $2 shoelaces.
What irritates me are people who bitch when I don't buy an app to use on my computer just so I can play with them on their phones. Apps are invasive. I don't want a $200 phone. Deal with it.
I still use a dinosaur razr… and pay LESS than 25 bucks a month for service… DUH!
As an app developer I’ve run into the same problem. There are amazing apps out there; Sonic Wire Sculptor is a work of art. Google Goggles and Word Lens are also brilliant. These are not my apps, however I do recognize the elegant design and capilbilities. What is the best way to market an app so you only reach people that want them?
The problem is that one has to fork over the money based on five still images, when the value in the app is the interaction. That's why so many developers are trying the free app with in-app purchases model. After experiencing a successful app I'm more willing to pay for it.
Solak says it all you get 15 minute’s to try an application before you can’t see it back..
I've still got my Nokia phone from the 90's. That came with snake and is probably the best app i have ever had on a phone
I am perfectly fine with all the free games and apps out there. =)
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People are complaining because they don’t know what they are buying and have probably felt tricked a few times by apps they thought worked the way they wanted, but didn’t.
With coffee you are pretty sure you know what you get. And in the case its awful, you can complain pretty easily by saying it face to face to a waitress. Maybe even get you money back or a different coffee.
With an app its a big hassle to complain. You have to find illusive emails or big company bureaucracy which no one in their right mind would do for $2. They would rather not fork over the $2 and try to find a free alternative.
u know what the problem is… I don't have a craditcard, so as long as apple relies on mainly on CC purchases, I'll get the free apps….
Maybe its that a phone can be shown off easily, as can a latte but more difficult to impress people in public with an app, lol
Stop complaining and buy my games Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride :)
I got my android for $50
I rarely buy apps, but I will admit I've spent more money on apps for my phone in the last nearly 2 years than I have spent on software on my computer in the last six years. (That is one of the nice things about Ubuntu… I don't have to pay for it.)
i havnt bought a app in years i just get all mine for free from **********