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News Bit-tech launches Android app

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 7 Jul 2011.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    cue the iOS backlash....

    (oh wait, iOS users don't troll posts that have nothing to do with them)


    nice on bit-tech :thumb:
     
  3. SighMoan

    SighMoan Member

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    £1.79? Ha ha.
     
  4. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Out of interest what OS are you using currently?
     
  5. do_it_anyway

    do_it_anyway Member

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    This might be your stumbling block
     
  6. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit much, bit-tech...
     
  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    I often think this is the difference between iOS/Android users. (Almost) Every thing in the App store costs at least 80p so iOS users think nothing of paying whilst Android users have been conditioned to expect ad supported so paying is a slightly alien concept.

    £2 isn't dear to use the site with out ads.
     
  8. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Good idea. Will be interested in a iPhone version if it works for the android.
     
  9. reflux

    reflux New Member

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    Hmmm, it's not free? :( I'm not one to moan, but competing apps from other tech sites (e.g. Engadget) are.
     
  10. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Well considering Tapatalk costs roughly the same, it's not too bad. I'm undecided as to whether I'll get it as my Desire is just about capable of browsing the forums directly. Those with lower end Androids might appreciate the convenience more.
     
  11. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    wow, i'm a bit shocked it costs..
     
  12. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    If it was free, sure.
    I dont pay for apps. Free Apps for life!
     
  13. coolius

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    Glad you've finally appreciated Android, but not many people will pay for the right to access free content!
    You need an ad-support version!
     
  14. Boogle

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    I don't pay for whatever it is you work on at work. Whatever you work on, free for life!
     
  15. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    $.04 cheaper than the actual Tapatalk app..

    Hmm....
     
  16. BradShort

    BradShort Familyman - Fraggin when allowed :P

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    Got to echo the sentiments above, If you want footfall on the forums, and you chose an app to help with that, then that is a marketing ploy and thus should be ad supported or budgeted from within,
     
  17. GamingHobo

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    £1.79 isn't much to ask. It's a one-off payment for content without ads. Consider what else you've spent £2 on recently and then ask whether it's good value or not.
     
  18. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Judging by the screenshots, this delivers bit-tech content to our phones without the standard ads, right?
    In that case, the price seems fair; even if the "SUBSCRIBE TO CPC" button on the main menu is a bit obnoxious and reeks of bit-tech being used as a platform to sell CPC to us; but I'm slowly getting used to that, for better or worse.

    I don't find myself away from a computer that often lately though, and when I am away I don't find myself in dire need of bit-tech access on-the-go. Maybe if my circumstances changed I'd find this more appealing for the price.
    I don't think £1.79 is unreasonable for what amounts to an ad-free subscription to bit-tech in mobile format.
     
  19. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    I pay a subscription to the mag and you sent me a crappy tool kit
    You publish on the web site what I pay to get in the magazine
    - now you want me to pay for an app when engadget is free?

    - eat my balls!
     
  20. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    For months myself and others have been asking where's the App with no reply......
    Then wham here it is and it's going to cost cost you £1.79

    Is it an App that will improve my phone or help me out if i need it to...? No
    So no thanks i'll stick to the same info in your Mag and website.
    For the amount of people that will actually use it after a certain time it should of been Free.
    and no i'm not tight, just gutted.
     
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