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Old 03-25-2013, 03:06 AM
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Any kind soul would like to share their personal take on whether would they pay for something like this:
+ Game is free but with ads. Pay 99cents to get the HD version & without ads?

I've been seeing more universal apps now compare to in the past, where there are normal versions and HD versions. So I'm wondering if its becoming a norm that users are expecting HD versions as the default. =0
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:18 AM
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I like it when games are free but you pay 99c or so to unlock the full game or get rid of ads. Gives me a chance to try the game and if its any good i'll pay to remove the ads etc.

I'm used to paying one price for a universal app and often stay away from apps where you have to pay once for an ipod/iphone version and another time for an ipad version though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:27 AM
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I like it when games are free but you pay 99c or so to unlock the full game or get rid of ads. Gives me a chance to try the game and if its any good i'll pay to remove the ads etc.

I'm used to paying one price for a universal app and often stay away from apps where you have to pay once for an ipod/iphone version and another time for an ipad version though.
Thanks for your feedback!

In your opinion, does it matter to you whether its Lite & Premium or Universal in-app to unlock content? Assuming the game is only available on the iPhone?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:39 AM
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Dont mind what type it is, sometimes a lite version is great to try and then i buy the full version.

Or i download the game which has say 4 levels, costs 69p to unlock the rest (or get rid of ads). To me this sounds good but some people really do hate ANY type of IAP which seems over the top. So perhaps a lite version is your best bet
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:35 AM
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Hello!

Any kind soul would like to share their personal take on whether would they pay for something like this:
+ Game is free but with ads. Pay 99cents to get the HD version & without ads?

I've been seeing more universal apps now compare to in the past, where there are normal versions and HD versions. So I'm wondering if its becoming a norm that users are expecting HD versions as the default. =0
Would the base app still be classed as universal or SD by the AppStore or other apps like TA? While your idea is a bit different, there's been a few cases where developers have tried the free with a full unlock and they don't tend to chart well from what I've seen, but it's worthwhile looking at other games that have done it and seeing positioning in something like App Annie to get an accurate read. I just don't know if current mainstream gets it.

Personally I like the idea, reminds me a bit of the old shareware model that put idsoftware, 3D Realms, Epic (Megagames) on the map. They had a habit of getting me hooked good and proper.

Edit: I think maybe I've misunderstood, do you mean two separate apps, an SD and an HD, SD free with ads and HD with no ads but for sale for 99 cents? Or do you mean a base app with inapp purchase that unlocks higher resolution graphics and gets rid of ads?

Sorry, bit tired. Think I may have gotten the wrong end of the stick.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:43 AM
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Hello!

Any kind soul would like to share their personal take on whether would they pay for something like this:
+ Game is free but with ads. Pay 99cents to get the HD version & without ads?

I've been seeing more universal apps now compare to in the past, where there are normal versions and HD versions. So I'm wondering if its becoming a norm that users are expecting HD versions as the default. =0
What do you mean by HD version? Is that the iPad version or the Retina version?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:36 PM
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Edit: I think maybe I've misunderstood, do you mean two separate apps, an SD and an HD, SD free with ads and HD with no ads but for sale for 99 cents? Or do you mean a base app with inapp purchase that unlocks higher resolution graphics and gets rid of ads?

Sorry, bit tired. Think I may have gotten the wrong end of the stick.
Yea i meant 2 separate apps. Maybe .. let me re-phrase it:
Would you prefer...
1) 1 x SD free with ads. with the option to get a HD version at 99cents in a separate app

or..

2) 1 x Universal app. Get HD & remove adds for 99cents.

all the above for just the iPhone version.


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What do you mean by HD version? Is that the iPad version or the Retina version?
Hmm.. i meant just for the iPhone normal resolution and the iPhone retina display.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:42 PM
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Well I really hate ads. It ruins the game and no matter how great a games graphics are, ads typically ruin them.
I'd much rather pay for a good game or a good execution of the freemium mechanic.

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:17 AM
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I don't like ads. They ruin the game and sometimes when I'm really into the game and then I accidentally click the ads, it really ruins my momentum in playing. Also, before purchasing a game, I try to look for the free version to check if the game is actually worth purchasing.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:28 AM
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Well I really hate ads. It ruins the game and no matter how great a games graphics are, ads typically ruin them.
I'd much rather pay for a good game or a good execution of the freemium mechanic.
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I don't like ads. They ruin the game and sometimes when I'm really into the game and then I accidentally click the ads, it really ruins my momentum in playing. Also, before purchasing a game, I try to look for the free version to check if the game is actually worth purchasing.
Could i say that..
1) 1 x SD free with ads. with the option to get a HD version at 99cents in a separate app

or..

2) 1 x Universal app. Get HD & remove ads for 99cents.

This 2 option doesn't matter...as long as game is good and when you tried in the free version (w Ads), if its good, you will pay the 99cents to get the HD version?
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