03-23-2013, 06:11 PM #1
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Personally I've spend more money on WP8 apps, than on any other mobile OS. So for me, this comes as no surprise. I guess we're a dedicated bunch. - Cheers. :-)
03-23-2013, 06:23 PM #2
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Funny, I have spend 0€ on WP apps. There's just very few things I'd actually want. But it would be the same whether I was on Android or iOS too.
I recall buying an Angry Birds game on my old N8 (Symbian^3, though), but that's the only app I've ever bought :P
- 03-23-2013, 06:26 PM #4
What am I missing? I thought Evernote is free.
I have Evernote for Windows Phone, plus both the touch app for Windows 8 and the desktop Windows app. I never had to pay for any of these versions.
- 03-23-2013, 08:49 PM #9
It actually is possible to sideload apps on a WP; it's just not very easy to get set up to do it. I enabled sideloading when I had a Lumia 710 so I could install apps on XDA that are not in the Marketplace.
03-24-2013, 09:03 PM #14
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At first, buying my Lumia 920, I was concerned about impossibility of pirating apps, before I'm haven't buy any mobile app...
But, after looking at all those quality apps, with "try" ability, now I want to pay all apps, that I am using.
And I will start soon ;)
Sorry for my bad English, btw.
- 03-24-2013, 09:55 PM #17
I spend about an average of $60 for music and $30 for games and applications in the marketplace, so yeah I pretty much spend the most money on WP than any other platform.
If I were on Android or iOS, I'd NEVER spend money on apps or games since there are already websites dedicated to providing pirated .ipa (iOS) or .apk (Android) apps and games.
03-25-2013, 06:08 AM #19
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I'm quite frugal when it comes to apps but defintely have spent more on WP than on android. But... I was a student when i had android, now i'm actually making money.
Im not surprised though if WP users are more willing to spend, they are early adopters, implying that moeny isn't a big concerns AND that they are relatively tech savvy. So the mental barrier to spending for something online is likely to be less.
Also being able to 'try' some apps lead to me purchasing them. a good example is skulls of the shogun
- 03-25-2013, 07:41 AM #20
I agree - I've spent more money on WP than with Android (never had an iOS device).
I think a good part of the reason is the "try-before-you-buy" feature available for most premium apps. I'd think twice about putting down £4.99 on a mobile app purely based on user reviews and youtube videos.
- 03-25-2013, 09:50 AM #21
Also, iOS does not have any trial period, but Android kind of does. You purchase the app, then you have some time to return it for a refund. I believe the length of time varies by developer, but the minimum is 15 minutes.
- 03-25-2013, 01:26 PM #22
- 03-26-2013, 03:34 PM #23I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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