- 12-03-2012, 09:47 AM #1
I just got Lumia 920 since last Friday and I'm searching for WP Central App, absolutely there. But I'm having one big question, why WP Central App on Windows Mobile is not free while other operation system - Androids - is free.
I'm not that much serious to pay few buck for this great app but curious to know why not encourage Windows Mobile users install more.
- 12-03-2012, 04:17 PM #2
It is free in the trial version, which is supported by ads. We give the option to pay and remove ads plus gain premium features like the live tile to support the development of it, I have put more hours than I can possibly count into this app and the payments are my only income from all that work.
It is for that reason that it's the cheapest an app can be. Hopefully the repeated updates and app quality are considered worth the price of a cheap cup of coffee
- 12-03-2012, 04:32 PM #6
It's actually one of the best apps on the market, esp for a site with a forum. Forum integration on mobile is no fun, and it's impressive how it was done in the app. I paid for it on WP7 and reinstalled on WP8 for no charge, and it's worth far more than what is charged. I haven't looked at the Android app, but I'd be interested to know if it has the same feature set.
- 12-03-2012, 05:52 PM #8
- 01-17-2013, 12:01 PM #9
Not that I'm unwilling to spend a few bucks on quality apps (especially after I bought my Lumia 820 sim-free for 380); and I also agree that Devs need income as much as anyone...
...but my question is: How come the Android versions are free?
Don't get me wrong - the app is worth the money alright, but how come android users get most of their stuff on the house?
- 01-18-2013, 06:40 AM #11
Fair question, in terms of financials Android apps in general make far more money from advertisers than Windows Phone apps. But in terms of specifics for us, I personally believe that our app is of a higher quality, therefore a premium model is available. As always the trial remains totally free and will never expire.
- 01-18-2013, 08:07 AM #13
In the past some very nice people have sent me money via PayPal, but I would encourage you to hold on to your money for now until v4, after that maybe I'll feel like fundraising!
Also we haven't yet decided on what model the Windows RT version will be funded, so sit tight :)
- 01-18-2013, 08:54 AM #15
- 01-18-2013, 09:03 AM #16
- The app has been downloaded approximately 120,000 times (trial and full versions combined)
- Microsoft takes 30% of all app revenue
- I make no money from the free version, the current adverts advertise other apps in an attempt to boost the ecosystem
- 01-18-2013, 09:28 AM #18
As an end user .. I tthink that you guys thought about it, but here in going to say it.
If there was a "free"-labeled app version in the store, im almost sure the download number will greatly increased which will will turn the adverts heads towards the app, in turn more money for you.
This might be silly , but, once again im talking from an end-user point of view.
- 01-18-2013, 09:52 AM #19
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In The Netherlands this app costs 1 euro,much more expensive than in the US, but....I bought It in a heartbeat after I tried the Free version first. A quality app costs money and I am happy to pay for quality :)
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