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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Some questions about applications for android.
I was wondering what kind of application you use/download. (prefer) Do you like buying them because you don't like ads or you don't care that there are ads ? What is better ? Is it better when the application has notifications or banner and is free? How much you can pay for an application that has no ads ? (no matter what kind of applcation) Do you buy applications often? Feel free to say few words about it.

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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if the free app is good, then i will pay for it.

i have bought several games:
cut the rope
cut the rope experiments
wheres my water
robo defense
armored strike
apparatus(works out some good thinking skills)
hungry m*
applications i bought:
beautiful widgets
extended controls
photovault
rom crawler
rom manager
root explorer
tapatalk
titanium backup
xbox live statistics

so the way i feel, if the app is good and you use it, then its your choice if you want to buy it. it also shows support for the dev who made it.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have bought several apps, I stopped counting after 100. There are some instances that I will buy a paid version just to remove the ads. (Angry Birds) While others I will purchase because I want to support the developers, added/bonus features are always a plus too.
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Some questions about applications for android.
I was wondering what kind of application you use/download. (prefer) Do you like buying them because you don't like ads or you don't care that there are ads ? What is better ? Is it better when the application has notifications or banner and is free? How much you can pay for an application that has no ads ? (no matter what kind of applcation) Do you buy applications often? Feel free to say few words about it.
If I need an app for something, I will use the free version to make sure it works well and suits me. If all goes well I always purchase the app to support the developer.

My paid apps:

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Power amp
Astro player nova
Xiia live
Dolphin
Rom manager
Bootstrapper (Droid x, droid2, bionic)
System panel
*****ket
Wifi file explorer
Weather bug
Vplayer
Scanner radio
Check book
My backup pro
Busybox
Superuser

And more I don't use anymore.

I say if people like and use an app, don't be cheap and support the developer!
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If the app is worth paying for and I want to support the devolper I have zero problems paying for an app or getting a "donate" version.

I have purchased over 175 apps on the android market alone dating back to the OG Droid. This does not include the 50 or so I bought on amazon or other sorces. Now I dont have all of these installed of course.

Also I don't mind paying for an app because most of the time they are not all that expensive, and if they are a little pricey, if the app seems to be worth the price I have no problem paying for it and supporting the devolpers time and effort that went into making the app.
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Pro versions also sometimes has more features than free ones, not to mention that free ones have a tendency to use more battery than paid or pro ones due to ads.
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Some questions about applications for android.
I was wondering what kind of application you use/download. (prefer) Do you like buying them because you don't like ads or you don't care that there are ads ? What is better ? Is it better when the application has notifications or banner and is free? How much you can pay for an application that has no ads ? (no matter what kind of applcation) Do you buy applications often? Feel free to say few words about it.
I will buy an application regardless of its price, as long as it does what i need it to do. I prefer the ones without the ads - they give more viewing pleasure. Currently I have more free apps than paid ones. The most expensive app that I've bought was for $15 dollars.

Also, just to let you know that i moved this thread to the Android Applications section.
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