1. Mark F24's Avatar
    Really, 99 cents?
    07-11-2015 03:53 PM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    What's your point?
    07-11-2015 04:06 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    You think these apps write themselves? There's an ad-supported version you can use also.
    07-11-2015 04:37 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    You think these apps write themselves? There's an ad-supported version you can use also.
    That's the nice thing about the iOS and Android WC apps; they evidently wrote themselves. ๐Ÿ˜‹

    Sent from whatever device I happen to be using today using Tapatalk
    07-11-2015 06:51 PM
  5. Satorindley's Avatar
    I know! Really good value! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    07-11-2015 07:18 PM
  6. mark233's Avatar
    99 cents is a bargain. I would've bought for $1.99 if that was the price at the time. .....
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-11-2015 09:33 PM
  7. Mark F24's Avatar
    Sorry if I insulted anyone, Windows Central, part of Mobile Nations appears to be a for profit organization with a store.

    To pay for an app that encourages me to purchase accessories and products is like me buying a Snap-On tool catalog to order tools out of that I pay for, that I wouldn't do that either.

    I just don't see it the same way.
    07-12-2015 08:08 AM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I paid more than that for a cup of coffee this morning.
    xandros9, Kevin Rush and Guytronic like this.
    07-12-2015 08:37 AM
  9. Zulfigar's Avatar
    It's an app that I use daily, I'm alright with spending $.99 on Jay's work.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-12-2015 08:51 AM
  10. mark233's Avatar
    Sorry if I insulted anyone, Windows Central, part of Mobile Nations appears to be a for profit organization with a store.

    To pay for an app that encourages me to purchase accessories and products is like me buying a Snap-On tool catalog to order tools out of that I pay for, that I wouldn't do that either.

    I just don't see it the same way.
    I doubt anyone was insulted. I know everyone has their personal thoughts about ... everything. :)
    07-12-2015 09:31 AM
  11. Troyseph's Avatar
    Jay made a great app, and I gladly paid for it.
    colinkiama likes this.
    07-12-2015 09:48 AM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
    It kills me there are people in this world that will complain about paying a dollar for something. A fricken dollar. Lol
    07-13-2015 11:13 AM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    The app is great, I paid 79p for it to support jay and get some of those voice command features (that were only on the paid version before). I'm just waiting for jay to revamp the app now since many features are missing and metro is not going to exist anymore.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-13-2015 11:19 AM
  14. rhapdog's Avatar
    Sorry if I insulted anyone, Windows Central, part of Mobile Nations appears to be a for profit organization with a store.

    To pay for an app that encourages me to purchase accessories and products is like me buying a Snap-On tool catalog to order tools out of that I pay for, that I wouldn't do that either.

    I just don't see it the same way.
    I don't use the app, so pardon me for responding. I actually use my laptop for my internet needs, because I find surfing with a phone, even using an app, is just too limiting.

    However, I understand where you are coming from, and that you "don't see it". I do see it and thought I'd offer a bit of illumination to help you understand the reasoning around all this.

    Yes, Mobile Nations is a for profit organization. It costs money to run a web site like this. It costs money to pay people to write the blogs. It cost money to send Daniel and company to all these events for them to report on them.

    They sell stuff to pay for all this. They sell the app, because the app isn't a catalog for you to purchase from, it is a place for you to get your news. It cost money to bring all this to you.

    All-in-all, it is a good bargain. $.99 doesn't hardly scratch the surface on what it costs to run this place.
    07-13-2015 04:25 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    I do see it and thought I'd offer a bit of illumination to help you understand the reasoning around all this.

    Yes, Mobile Nations is a for profit organization. It costs money to run a web site like this. It costs money to pay people to write the blogs. It cost money to send Daniel and company to all these events for them to report on them.

    They sell stuff to pay for all this. They sell the app, because the app isn't a catalog for you to purchase from, it is a place for you to get your news. It cost money to bring all this to you.
    I think everybody understands this. The OP's complaint has been around for a long time, and what you said here has been explained probably every time. It would make sense, except for the fact that the iOS and Android counterparts are free. Why is that?

    If it was any other vendor we'd say that they are trying to kill WP, and that the CEO is immature and hates WP because he has the intellectual level of an eggplant, and that they are leaving hordes of money on the table.
    07-13-2015 09:03 PM
  16. rhapdog's Avatar
    It would make sense, except for the fact that the iOS and Android counterparts are free. Why is that?
    As someone that knows absolutely nothing about the iOS and Android counterparts, perhaps someone can answer this. Do those counterparts contain ads in the app? There is a free version of the WP app that is ad supported. Then there is the premium with extra features and no ads. Do the counterparts have that as well? I honestly don't know, which is why I'm asking. If the counterparts show ads, then that argument doesn't hold. If they are free and have all the capabilities of the paid WP app, then I would have to question it as well. Perhaps someone here can illuminate me on this subject. I'd be interested to know.
    07-13-2015 09:12 PM
  17. Jas00555's Avatar
    I think everybody understands this. The OP's complaint has been around for a long time, and what you said here has been explained probably every time. It would make sense, except for the fact that the iOS and Android counterparts are free. Why is that?

    If it was any other vendor we'd say that they are trying to kill WP, and that the CEO is immature and hates WP because he has the intellectual level of an eggplant, and that they are leaving hordes of money on the table.
    I can't find the article, but Daniel Rubino explained this a while ago.

    TL;DR the reason is because Windows Central was the first to get a "real app" (I am told that the other sites had basic, web wrappers that were far behind the functionality of the Windows version). When the app was made, the initial plan was to do what they're doing now (unlimited, free trial; $0.99 to get rid of ads). About a year after the Windows app was made, imore and Android Central had their "real" apps, but they were made in house as opposed to the original Windows Phone app that was made by Jay Bennett. They were also made after a policy change happened at Mobile Nations. Windows Central thought about changing their policy, but they said they didn't want to cheat the tens of thousands that had already paid for the app, so they never changed the policy.

    So you might be correct in that some would say that, but they wouldn't be correct in their reasoning.
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    07-13-2015 09:15 PM
  18. Jas00555's Avatar
    As someone that knows absolutely nothing about the iOS and Android counterparts, perhaps someone can answer this. Do those counterparts contain ads in the app? There is a free version of the WP app that is ad supported. Then there is the premium with extra features and no ads. Do the counterparts have that as well? I honestly don't know, which is why I'm asking. If the counterparts show ads, then that argument doesn't hold. If they are free and have all the capabilities of the paid WP app, then I would have to question it as well. Perhaps someone here can illuminate me on this subject. I'd be interested to know.
    They don't have ads, but neither will the upcoming Universal app.
    rhapdog likes this.
    07-13-2015 09:16 PM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    Windows Central thought about changing their policy, but they said they didn't want to cheat the tens of thousands that had already paid for the app, so they never changed the policy.
    Yes I remember that too, as well as Rubino's explanation.

    I wasn't totally serious about what we'd say about companies not providing a WP app and it was tongue-in-cheek, but it does make a point. Mobile Nations probably hasn't provided an app for the same reason some of other businesses don't; lower user count. Jay Bennett stepped up to the plate, but had to charge for it to make it work.
    rhapdog likes this.
    07-13-2015 09:34 PM
  20. huungryshark's Avatar
    Charging 0.99$ is ok but not even support landscape mode is a crime!
    07-19-2015 08:33 AM
  21. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    Just to clarify. The non ad version, is it possible to click links rather than have to go to browser? And I know they a view links but sometimes i cant find the link I looking for. I think for a windows forum/news app it could be more fluent. No disrespect to the coder at all. This is just my peev with the app....clicking links and viewing photos. I feel as though they should be right there in the ad. I have no problem paying for the app. But this just peevs me off a bit.
    07-19-2015 08:48 AM
  22. heickelrrx's Avatar
    They got ads on trial yes. But they gone if you pay for it.

    It's no differen than reading in web. So i don't think anyone should complain

    But dude sometime they give away the apps free with no ads for limited time. Stay tune and you may be able to claim it. Once claimed it's yours.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-22-2015 11:42 AM

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