Purchased Reeder in App Store from OS X, doesn't appear in App Store from iPad

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cdwheel, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. cdwheel macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    Hello, I bought the app Reeder from my OS X App Store, but when I go to the App Store from my iPad in the section "Purchased", it doesn't appear. Am I not supposed to get the purchased app not matter whether I bought for OS X or for iOS? Or should I buy it again for iOS?
    Note: I'm signed in with my apple user account both in OX X and iOS.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Correct, you bought it for one platform, which does not carry over to another. You'll need to purchase the app for iOS as well if you wish to use it on an iPhone or iPad.
  3. cdwheel thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    kind of not fair,

    but thanks for your help!
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It's not the same application or platform, so a developer has to write 2 different applications. Why should they both be included? Time isn't free.
  5. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA

    I'm not clear what is unfair. Two entirely different operating systems. Two entirely different stores.

    You seem to be assuming that all apps should be created for all Apple operating systems. It seems your assumption would require all developers be conversant with, and write for, all operating systems.

    Not, IMO, unfair. What is unfair is your assumption.

    Just saying...:D
  6. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    Reeder is not a universal app for iOS, so their are actually three versions available for purchase. Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Nothing "unfair" about it.
  7. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Hey — I just bought a new car and when I looked to see if I had a new motorcycle next to it in my garage, it wasn't there!

    What gives?
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    This!really unfair! I bought a brand new sedan car, but it did not come with a mini van and a coupe!
  9. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    I purchased both the OS X and iOS versions.

    How much were they, $5 total?
  10. cdwheel thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    Yeah you're right, it's true, so I guess it isn't unfair after all!

    Thanks for all the responses, cheers!

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