Are there no trials for Touch apps?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by 0sync0, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. 0sync0 macrumors regular

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    I got my Touch a few days ago. After looking thru the app store I get the impression that there are no trials for the apps. On my Palm just about every app had a trial so I find this quite odd. What is up with Touch apps not having trials?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    It's just not how the App Store works. Perhaps in the future, apple will introduce this concept with an update or something. That would be a great feature to have. :)
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    A lot of apps have Lite versions, that end up being similar to a trial of the full version.
     
  4. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    >> It's just not how the App Store works.
    Can't they have a free trial version that expires and a paid version that doesn't?

    I've only seen lite versions for games so far.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    They are there for other apps, but not every app - it's on the developer to create the lite version.
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    They could if they wanted to, but they don't. Like I said they may do it in the future, but currently lite versions of apps are your best bet.
     
  7. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    By 'they' do you mean Apple and not the developers? I should have realized that Apple would be the limiting factor.
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes, I have should have been more clear I was referring to Apple. Making trials is not currently possible with Apple's current restrictions.
     

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