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04-16-2018 08:30 PM
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  1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have bought a few in 2017, and plan to buy a few more. Mostly to get rid of ads, but also to show support the for the developers that are still working on W10m.

    Since they range from about $0.99 to $3 - it's not a bank breaker...

    Most have been tools and video/music editors. Just fun stuff.

    Anyone else?
    Any apps that are paid for that are really great? Much better than the free version?

    Share your experiences!

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    01-21-2018 06:29 PM
  2. sporosarcina's Avatar
    Mostly losing ads and UWP for me
    fatclue_98, vEEP pEEP and rogerhew like this.
    01-21-2018 06:32 PM
  3. stodge's Avatar
    I’d do it but there’s something wrong with paying money to a developer that simply wrapped a web page.
    Deborah_Sawyer and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-21-2018 06:59 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Nope, not anymore.
    It's hard to be buying apps on various platforms on a semi-frequent basis.

    I don't regret buying the apps that I have bought though.
    01-21-2018 09:36 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Apps?
    What apps?

    Bought some good apps when WP was alive.
    Like Libra indicated no regrets.
    01-21-2018 11:52 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Every chance I get. I've got a nice collection of apps on all three stores to last me a lifetime so I never have to buy them again. I can get three or four good UWP apps for the price of a pack of smokes so I'd say that's well worth it.
    libra89, fin11, Guytronic and 1 others like this.
    01-22-2018 09:36 AM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    Every chance I get. I've got a nice collection of apps on all three stores to last me a lifetime so I never have to buy them again. I can get three or four good UWP apps for the price of a pack of smokes so I'd say that's well worth it.
    That's a great way to look at it. I like that actually.
    01-22-2018 09:38 AM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    I have bought a few in the past. This year I am considering one. I had a free code from the developer but there was a slight snafu. Anyways it is a bit on the pricey side though. Still on fence if I want to buy it though.
    Guytronic, libra89 and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-22-2018 10:54 AM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I had a really good meal tracking app that connected to an awesome database and let me do so much. Paid 5.99. Dev dumped it and it's no longer useful for me. Only thing i bought since the W10m fiasco is a game on UWP. Mostly because it was cheaper from ms store than steam. But I still use steam as my number 1 preference. However, I don't see MS ******* off gamers. If they do dump UWP games then my guess is there will be some deal made with steam to move them over. Steam is building support to have their app load UWP apps into game library. And of course MS takes gamers seriously. They are just too big of a company with too much to deal with. They need to split apart like Google did with Alphabet. Possibly enterprise/consumer efforts. Make Phil Spencer CEO of consumer division and just call the company Xbox.
    01-22-2018 11:14 AM
  10. JoshCaleb's Avatar
    I just bought the Amazon fire remote app
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    01-22-2018 07:28 PM
  11. nate0's Avatar
    8zip was discounted to 99 cents. Bought it several days ago now...
    fatclue_98 and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-23-2018 01:49 AM
  12. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    bought a bunch of apps before back in th WP8.1 days.

    The most recent app I purchased in w10m was Deus Ex Go and ProShot for w10m. I also donated a couple of bucks to the developer of MyTube.

    In the WP8.1 days I purchased ProShot Classic, Simple Calendar, Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go, Leo's Fortune, Lost Echo, Machinarium, Where's My Mickey? and a whole lot more.

    In hindsight, I did buy a lot of apps.
    01-23-2018 03:36 PM
  13. Elky64's Avatar
    Back in the day we did. This past year bought a few and they were a joke, no really they were pathetic. Had purchased many on Android and iOS that I wasn't fond of either but never anything quite as bad as these. So nope we don't anymore unless it's PC - and can't stand venturing into the Store on Windows Phone only doing so to update present apps installed.
    Last edited by Elky64; 01-23-2018 at 09:14 PM.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    01-23-2018 04:14 PM
  14. sporosarcina's Avatar
    Buying UWP is a no loss issue. Even if my 950 suddenly didn't work they still work on my Surface and Ultrabook. I am betting they will work on the new Andromeda.
    01-23-2018 06:52 PM
  15. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    I’d do it but there’s something wrong with paying money to a developer that simply wrapped a web page.
    Good point.
    Agreed - but that is capitalism. Buyer beware
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    01-23-2018 08:07 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Good point.
    Agreed - but that is capitalism. Buyer beware
    Do you want to tell him or should I? I'm guessing he hasn't heard of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) which is the future and are basically souped up web wrappers.
    vEEP pEEP and hippohumongous like this.
    01-23-2018 08:16 PM
  17. ashyxiv's Avatar
    Not at all.
    01-26-2018 11:53 PM
  18. sporosarcina's Avatar
    Besides, good use for Bing rewards :)
    vEEP pEEP and rick18 like this.
    01-27-2018 08:08 AM
  19. MARTY1774's Avatar
    yes I do
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    01-27-2018 12:33 PM
  20. Ben Levi Giron's Avatar
    8zip was discounted to 99 cents. Bought it several days ago now...
    Definitely a good choice, especially if you consider that it can be used on Windows 10 ecosystem too.

    I bought it too and I use it very often.
    nate0 and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-27-2018 12:40 PM
  21. nate0's Avatar
    Definitely a good choice, especially if you consider that it can be used on Windows 10 ecosystem too.

    I bought it too and I use it very often.
    Apps in win32 may never die, but UWP will slowly gain traction, I mean it has already grown much. Investing in an app in UWP is a good choice, yet the only draw back is how well the developer continues to support that app or keep it in the store. One UWP app I am glad I grabbed a long while ago that was apparantly pulled for some reason is mTalk. I can still find it in my library but it is not available from searches or queries in the Store.
    Ben Levi Giron and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-27-2018 12:49 PM
  22. lbp775's Avatar
    I haven't bought anything from the Microsoft store (apps/movies) since they killed Groove music pass. I still have Windows 10 on my desktop and surface though so if there's an app that I need I have no problems buying it.

    I have made about 5 purchases within the last two weeks from the google play store though...
    01-27-2018 12:52 PM
  23. Dune 74's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have bought a few in 2017, and plan to buy a few more. Mostly to get rid of ads, but also to show support the for the developers that are still working on W10m.

    Since they range from about $0.99 to $3 - it's not a bank breaker...

    Most have been tools and video/music editors. Just fun stuff.

    Anyone else?
    Any apps that are paid for that are really great? Much better than the free version?

    Share your experiences!

    Thanks,

    Mr. V


    I really like Windows Phone and have been a consumer of Mobile phones running the Mobile OS for a long time since CE version. I really think they made a bad decision to move away from the phone industry and the lack of app development hasn't helped, but yes i still buy phone only apps if they are good and useful. I also buy the apps that are UWP.
    01-27-2018 12:55 PM
  24. Oguz Kartal's Avatar
    Absolutely yes. There are many apps that deserve to get paid.

    And I don't believe buying apps from the Microsoft store is a waste of money. Most of them, you can use on your PC as well. Microsoft store apps are future of the Windows.

    WM10 Mobile is my main mobile os. I'll be able to use most of my old apps when the Surface phone goes on sale.
    fin11 and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-27-2018 01:01 PM
  25. kingtigre's Avatar
    I recently left W10M. But I saw the writing on the wall about a year ago. So I only bought/buy UWP Desktop compatible apps. Figured when the end finally came, I'd still have a library of usable apps for my Surface.

    So that's my thought. Yes. Still totally worth it...as long as you're buying UWP.
    Stan Nadella and vEEP pEEP like this.
    01-27-2018 02:04 PM
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