View Poll Results: Do you prefer paid apps without advertising, or free apps with advertising?
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- 07-22-2010, 05:30 PM #2
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Last edited by JorgeOlivera; 07-22-2010 at 07:40 PM. Reason: Fixed :P
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- 07-22-2010, 07:43 PM #11
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I like the ones that give me an option of a paid version or an ad-supported one. The ones I like I buy the paid version on the assumption the devs get more for them, the ones that are so-so I leave as free. As a counterpoint, what's the pay scale for ad-supported apps? If it's something I use often would the dev make more from that than a $5 paid version? Or is it based on clickthroughs, ads served, or just a one-time fee you get?Galaxy Nexus (VZW)
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- 07-22-2010, 08:02 PM #12
I would use an ad supported app, but I wouldn't want to. If there was an option to disable the ads (Paid, or through menu) I would take that route.
Ads are just annoying, that's all it really is, so if you introduce a paid version, I would take that over the ad supported product any day.
- 07-22-2010, 08:25 PM #13
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How about a third option...
I pay enough for my phone without having to muddle through the google ads... and with the companies changing their tier pricing scheme and doing away with the unlimited plans, how much of that bandwidth is going to be eat up with the ads?
I pay for the apps I think are worth it. The price of $1 give or take is not much at all, but it does add up.
- 07-22-2010, 08:31 PM #14
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- 07-22-2010, 10:46 PM #17
Agreed, need to have the option. I pay for apps I like, if I don't like it I'll uninstall it whether there are ads or not.
Question: does anyone actually click on those ads? I never have. Not once. Not saying I never would but I've never seen an ad for a product or service that interests me in the slightest.
- 07-22-2010, 11:03 PM #18
I don't mind paying for good apps. And I'm all about supporting the developers. With out them our phones would be about worthless. But If I pay for the app I don't expect there to be any adds in it. I paid for it I should be able to use it with out seeing adds for another app or service I don't need or want.
On that note, I'm with wmtoandroid on the pay to make the adds go away thing. Why would I pay for an app just to make the adds go away?
- 07-22-2010, 11:03 PM #19
Why not do both as so many have done and let the users decide for themselves?
Why can't you allow that as a third option?— Milo
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- 07-22-2010, 11:04 PM #20
- 07-22-2010, 11:36 PM #21
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I have always been willing to pay for the apps I want -- problem is, with android I am in a geographic location that doesn't allow paid apps, so "free with ads" is all that is available.
But, what I don't understand is why developers aren't putting pressure on google to do something so that they can get their apps into the hands of millions upon millions of potential customers -- or why they don't make their apps available outside of the market.
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- 07-23-2010, 12:17 AM #22
I don't like ads, but that doesn't mean I won't use the app if it's good. As long as the app is good, I'd rather pay for it without the ads.Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Dec. 2011)
Previously: Droid X (July 2010) - Blackberry Tour 9630 (July 2009) - Dumbphones (pre-July 2009)
- 07-23-2010, 12:20 AM #23
I voted for free, but I don't think it is quite that cut and dry for me. I barely ever notice the ads, so I don't care about them either way. If the app is high quality, I have no issues paying for it. If a developer is spending his or her time developing high quality apps for us, they deserve to be compensated for it.
- 07-23-2010, 07:59 AM #24
I generally prefer to pay for an app rather than put up with ads, but to some extent, this depends on the app, and the specifics of how "in my face" the ads seem.
Interstitial ads in a game like Bonsai Blast don't bother me at all, and I'm happy to have that app for free and see the ads.
When Astro file manager started showing ads it was totally unacceptable for me - the ads were always there, and changed rapidly so that they flickered at the edge of my vision, constantly drawing my eye away from what I was doing. I lasted about 5 minutes, then found an alternative that was both free as in beer and free as in no-ads-in-my-peripheral-vision. But once the paid version of Astro came out, I happily paid up and am using it again.
- 07-23-2010, 08:38 AM #25