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Zen Pinball IAP pricedrops

05-04-2016, 07:56 PM
#1
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Posts: 5,728
Zen Pinball IAP pricedrops

Looks like all the Star Wars pinball IAP is reduced from $1.99 to $0.99. If you love Zen Pinball, 50% off is never a bad thing.

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05-04-2016, 09:11 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
Looks like all the Star Wars pinball IAP is reduced from $1.99 to $0.99. If you love Zen Pinball, 50% off is never a bad thing.
Yeah it's their annual May 4th Star Wars price drop.

05-05-2016, 12:06 AM
#3
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Thanks for the heads up guys. Picking up my last three tonight.

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05-05-2016, 01:55 PM
#4
Maybe not every table is "great," but they are all absolutely worth $2, let alone a buck.

Love having some 100+ pinball tables on my iPad between Zen, TPA, Zaccaria, Color Monkey and Timeshock. It may not have buttons but touch controls are ultra responsive and work really well, and portrait orientation is a fantastic plus. So great to have on-the-go.
05-05-2016, 09:46 PM
#5
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 13
Re: Zen Pinball IAP pricedrops

Anyone know the filesize of any of
these tables? Purchased one, and
assumed that it was included (but
locked) with the original file. After
the purchase, received a message
saying, "You are about to download
a very large amount of data. Start
now?". How much data, exactly?

Another related question, if some
in-app purchases require a download
of additional data, why aren't any
related filesizes also listed in the store,
along with the in-app purchase price?
I had always assumed that in-app
purchases were included with the
original file, but based on the alert I
received (see above), apparently this
isn't the case? Can someone please
explain?

The App Store really, really needs
several, if not many, major
improvements. I won't even start about
the ambiguity of the listings of many
'in-app' purchases.
05-05-2016, 10:07 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital_Guy View Post
Anyone know the filesize of any of
these tables? Purchased one, and
assumed that it was included (but
locked) with the original file. After
the purchase, received a message
saying, "You are about to download
a very large amount of data. Start
now?". How much data, exactly?

Another related question, if some
in-app purchases require a download
of additional data, why aren't any
related filesizes also listed in the store,
along with the in-app purchase price?
I had always assumed that in-appCheapPsn
purchases were included with the
original file, but based on the alert I
received (see above), apparently this
isn't the case? Can someone please
explain?

The App Store really, really needs
several, if not many, major
improvements. I won't even start about
the ambiguity of the listings of many
'in-app' purchases.

I have 52 of the tables installed and it takes 1.1 Gb on my iPad Air2. Total, inluding the App. Seems like a resonable ratio to me.

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05-05-2016, 10:42 PM
#7
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 13
Re: Zen Pinball IAP pricedrops

Quote:
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
I have 52 of the tables installed and it takes 1.1 GB on my iPad Air2. Total, including the App. Seems like a reasonable ratio to me.
I guess that's reasonable if you have a lot of space, but what about someone that doesn't, how are they to know beforehand? Just because some people have a 256 GB iPad Pro doesn't mean that everyone does. There are many people that only have a 16 GB device.

Apple got my money on this one, I chose not to download after making the purchase but then receiving the warning about the very 'large file '. Guess I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it, didn't lose as much.

Still I wonder, if some related in-app purchases require the download of an additional file or component, why Apple doesn't disclose or make this information available in the store, for applications that have an IAP? Why is this information hidden?

Last edited by Digital_Guy; 05-05-2016 at 10:52 PM.
05-06-2016, 03:33 AM
#8
The individual tables aren't really that big, despite the warning. Something between 20-45mb, I'm guessing, judging by the size of The Pinball Arcade tables.

To be fair though, you couldn't honestly have thought a 46mb app contained all the data for some 50-odd 3D tables, especially given that they release new tables regularly. It actually makes more sense to not include the data for tables you haven't bought, because you don't want to download a bunch of unused data onto your device. I don't think they "gotcha."

Oh, also, you can still download the table. It says "buy" but when you click it it will tell you that you already purchased it and prompt the download again.

Last edited by HotHamBoy; 05-06-2016 at 03:36 AM.
05-06-2016, 09:47 AM
#9
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 13
Re: Zen Pinball IAP pricedrops

I guess I understand some of what you
are saying, but the practice of not
listing filesizes in the store for additional
data or components that are required
to be transferred or downloaded for
any in-app purchases still sounds very
deceptive to me. My question still is,
why is there a need to be this way?
The filesize for the original application
is listed, why not be fair and list the
sizes of any or all additional
components, instead of playing a
game of 'find me if you can' with the
customer?

If Apple intentionally hides this
information in the store, can someone
please tell me an easy way of finding
it - before having to make a purchase?

I'm still looking for an explanation of
why anyone thinks this information
needs to be hidden from customer
view in the first place.

05-06-2016, 03:32 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital_Guy View Post
I guess I understand some of what you
are saying, but the practice of not
listing filesizes in the store for additional
data or components that are required
to be transferred or downloaded for
any in-app purchases still sounds very
deceptive to me. My question still is,
why is there a need to be this way?
The filesize for the original application
is listed, why not be fair and list the
sizes of any or all additional
components, instead of playing a
game of 'find me if you can' with the
customer?

If Apple intentionally hides this
information in the store, can someone
please tell me an easy way of finding
it - before having to make a purchase?

I'm still looking for an explanation of
why anyone thinks this information
needs to be hidden from customer
view in the first place.

I dont think it was intentional to "hide" the info. It's just that it wasnt a priority to place the info there. And if it was, it seems it would be the dev's responsibility to add it rather than apple.

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