try before you buy option for app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ilfn143, Oct 17, 2008.

?

do you think apple should have a try before you buy option for app?

  1. yes

    11 vote(s)
    78.6%
  2. no

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Enron by the Sea
    #1
    do you think apple should have a try before you buy option for app?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    #2
    A lot of apps have free "lite" versions available.

    It's up to the developer rather than Apple.
    Personally I like it the way it is. It stops me from loading my iPhone full of crap.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #3
    The Lite version thing is, but Apple explicitly prevent us from creating time-limited demos or the like that could enable a try-before-you-buy thing.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    #4
    Ah, I didn't know Apple did that. But the rest of my post still stands.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #5
    Indeed. I think the Android idea might work: you get 24 hours to try it and can return it within that time.
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    #6
    Yes, but at the end of the 24 hours is it set up to pay if you haven't returned the app. Like trial periods on subscription type sites?

    That would be bad news for me as I'll never remember I'm trying out an app.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #7
    I don't really know. I assume that they put a charge into the accounting system that doesn't actually trigger for 24 hours. If your return it they cancel it, otherwise they charge. Apple already charge you later than you actually buy as they try and batch payments to minimise transaction charges. So they could do this...
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #8
    I would love to see like a 3 day trial for apps. After the time has expired, the app is useless.
     

Share This Page