Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by istolvampire, Mar 28, 2010.
Anyone else get a warning that Astro expires in a couple of days due to it being a beta?
Yup, both the girlfriend and I. Lame.
I just got it after seeing your post
This is only this particular version, and it even says it in the market:
So there should be an update for the app in the market very soon.
Just got it also, after seeing this thread. Guess I will be using the ES File Explorer then. Oh well, they both pretty much do the same thing.
Why would you just up and switch to a different FM just b/c of a Beta message? Look at my second screen cap - it is marked as a Beta in the Market - it's our own @#$% fault that we didn't bother to read it.
And I am betting even money that the dev posts a new version before this one expires (and quite possibly another beta that expires at a later date),.
me 3 or 4 or whatever..... i love me some ASTRO, so who know what'll happen
What I am wondering is possible April Fool's Joke? Bad PR if it is as people will scramble and adopt a different client.
It's been a beta for a loooong time.
I don't think anyone's noticed because the dev hasn't let it get this close to expiring without an update yet.
Anyways, I'm guessing that there'll be an update before it expires.
Are you referring to me? If so, I will not switch as long as Astro is there. Yes, I knew it was a beta also. If they post another version, as long as it's still free, I will use it also. I won't pay for it though, since there are other options for free.
dev's twitter says new astro will be out on march 30th
Metago Software (metagoinc) on Twitter
No mention on if it will be a paid app now?
When I first downloaded it in November it said beta expires 1/30. The dev changed the beta on that day to 3/30, but im pretty sure that is the real beta ending day.
That day he will probably put up a paid full version and and a light version of some sort.
Anybody know of good alternates?
Get Android Mate and never look back.
^from what I read only the paid version lets you uninstall from sc card?
Eh? Not sure I understand. I'm using the free one, and it lets me uninstall fine. (It doubles as a task killer if it comes to that, though it doesn't show available memory.)
Great app. I'd pay for this. Developer reports over a million downloads. Why shouldn't he make a little money for his efforts?
You did what now
You read the developer's info?
Pure craziness, getting the actual facts that way. WTH's the matter with you?
Fully agreed. I can't believe some people wouldn't fork over a dollar or two for great apps. Lot of cheapskates out there. I wonder if any of them work for free.
FYI, I do NOT work in software development but I just like to see people who make good products get their due.
Agreed I cant believe this dev hasnt been charging for Astro the whole time. He should be cause its awesome and most would pay for it. I know I would
Now that's funny!! I love people that feel like bashing people for no reason. There are free products that have the same functions, so why would I pay for it. I have no issues paying for apps, as I have many times before, but there isn't anything ground breaking with this app worth paying for. To each their own though, I'm sure every app you have on your phone is paid for. Thanks for the laugh!!
Obviously I have free apps on my phone. But if I have been using an app for months and the dev has been releasing updates over that time I am not going to complain if the dev wants charge a few bucks for the app.
Just seems like some people see it like its a crime that devs charge for apps. If we dont buy apps then whats the incentive for devs to keep making apps for android?
And I agree completely with that. But no need to bash people for the choice to not pay. I may end up buy it, depends on the function. This guy did an awesome job with this program, but I just know there are others out there. I use ES File Explorer also, but I really don't like it as much. Who knows.
I prefer Androzip over ASTRO, personally. It looks cleaner and doesn't try to do a million things. It's a file explorer and it can unzip archives.