Paid App Dissapointment

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Moxymo69, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Moxymo69

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    So i've had paid apps for about 4 days now, NOTHING cool has come out. I feel like im loosing hope of great apps that flourish in the iphone world. Does anyone know anything about upcoming apps that might spark some excitement?

    PS Where the hell is Biowallet??? Only potential cool app i've seen
     

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  2. punkzanyj

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    4 days, really, wow, that's a really long wait.:eek: :D


    But seriously. If you have the same complaint in 4 months, then disappointment is warranted. Rome wasn't built in a day, or a month, or a year. Wanna know why there are so many flashlight, tip calculator, notepad apps? Because they are easier and faster to design. Everything else takes time. Flash won't be out until the end of the year, and that's just a simple player, and it's going to be free, anything worth paying for is going to take some time.
     
  3. justjimjpc

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    I agree ... and even many of the paid apps are not better than the Free... so I think dev's will have a rude awakeing when their sales dont equal effort .... many will be disappointed because of slow sales growth ... and users will be disappointed by quickly available useful apps ... vicious circle ... for me it is a wait and see ... although with no smile on my face ... :thinking:
     
  4. justjimjpc

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    Biowallet is a strange example .... I have been on their mailing list since before launch of the G1 and have not recieve one update as to their progress or intent .... On the Main Page ... they went from saying the couldn't get a real handset for testing ... to (recently) we have a phone and we hope we dont find to many problems .... hopefully they will come to market with a Stellar app .. at a fair price ... I will buy it if it delivers on what they have show-cased...
     
  5. Moxymo69

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    I know that patience is a virtue, but at the same time the developers for all these potential apps have had a good amount of time it seems like, i mean ever sense the launch of the G1 and probably a couple months before that. I mean if u go to google right now and type in android apps, they'll be about 5 articles that date between aug and sept. all with list of top apps to come out for android, half of the apps on those list havent even came out yet. It just seems dis hearting. I know im not a developer and i probably dont realize the amount of time it takes, but still throw us a bone here. Give us something to be excited about, cause all the talk about "cupcake" and potential apps is making me sick. Android hasn't shown me anything yet that has made me say, this WILL be better then the iphone. But i hope soon they will
     
  6. punkzanyj

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    Then buy an iPhone. You'll save yourself a lot of grief if you're so very disappointed and disheartened. It's the easiest way to get what you want.
     
  7. Rapax

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    Well what did you expect? All you need to do is compare the commercial slaveware on PCs with the FOSS alternatives in order to see that charging money for software isn't going to do anything towards improving it; if anything, the opposite is true.
     
  8. Cryptic79

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    Coming from a developer, that's not that much time to come up with a good app. You have to take some things into consideration.

    First, there were probably quite a few developers who wanted to see if Android really stood a chance at competing...or if it would even hit the market.

    Second, while it is Java, it's still a new Framework for people to learn. I've been working with MS's .NET Framework for almost 6 years and their SharePoint API for almost 3 and I'm STILL learning many things every day.

    Third, not everyone has great ideas and/or the ability to execute them well. I've known many developers who can hack the code, but it's not efficient. There's also those who just can't come up with the ideas. I tend to fall into that category. Most of the ideas I have aren't all that new. I can see where to make up for lost functionality, but I usually need something to "jump-start" my creative side.

    The apps will come. If it's still a sad showing when my contract runs out, then maybe I'll switch to WM7 as that sounds like it's going to be pretty cool. However, I'm not giving up hope and the push GMail is the best functionality I could have had.
     
  9. kabbie_mcfeely

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    ITS NOT AN
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    PRODUCT !!!!!!!!

    That is one of the top reasons to own the G1.
     
  10. rifter

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    Well, personally, I have "bought" a few items that were basically paid/donation versions of apps that I had free, that I use every day. I think it is fair to programmers that make free apps, that I use every day, to repay their work a bit.

    Personally, I am very glad that they are going the free/donation route too. I know a month ago, I could not afford to donate... now, in a better situation, I have no problems doing so, and jumped on it.

    I HAVE noticed that the paid apps I like, are the ones that were free, though... the strictly pay ones I have seen so far, are pretty much shovelware.
     
  11. jimj47

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    Check out Metron3D, an asteroid-blasting game with cool graphics, and some newly installed game controls. Free trial version available. More info go to www.metron3d.com
     
  12. Raidersram

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    There are alot of good apps out there, just none that you like :) Bettercut, advanced task manager, lock 2.0, mybackup pro, snap photo pro and now free wifi tethering are a few of my must haves.
     
  13. rogcontact

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    I have bought quite a few applications and I like them. I knew what I was getting when I bought them, so no disappointment there...

    Also, the games are starting to get really good on these devices. And with Android 2.0 coming out and more powerful processors being put into these phones, I think it is only going to get better.

    Stick with Android, it will pay off.
     

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