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News Bit-tech launches Android app

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

  1. b0ng0

    b0ng0 Reddomitlum

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    I've been using the beta since it was released and I've found it works rather well.

    If £1.79 is putting you off, just download it and try it out and if you don't like it, you can get a refund within 10/15m if I remember correctly (just the usual Android store policy on refunds).
     
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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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  3. mongpong

    mongpong New Member

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    OK so it doesn't have adverts , but there is no doubt Apple and Android users are different and where iPhone users might be happy to pay for apps in general Android users aren't as we are happy to put up with some adverts. All the figures show this, it's just the way it is so instead of fighting it and exposing your app to a small amount of people they should of made it have adverts and free and get it out to more people - Rovio worked this out for Angry Birds and they seem to be doing just fine!

    There is a lot of similarities with the Free To Play games that have been talked about a lot on these pages - Bit Tech should probably re-read them as all the publishers are saying the same thing...they make as much if not more by making the games free but using micro-transactions (or adverts).
    Free = More people, more exposure, bigger ad revenue. Simple.
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    oh yes, 1000x this! please do something about this Bit-tech, you are not making any money off me with my FlashBlock browsers. i want to give you money, but i also want a good browsing experience.

    GIF files are more than welcome.


    i wasn't expecting this at all!

    seems like Android users are like PC gamers: you can never please them.
     
  5. kzinti1

    kzinti1 New Member

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    Everybody at this site, or any other, is already paying by reading all the advertisements.
    This should be completely obvious.
     
  6. bw67958

    bw67958 New Member

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    Haven't read all the messages but its dead easy to get everything ad free on your android, root your device then get ad-free simples.

    As for £1.79 welll that's a bit steep, if you subscribe to cpc you should be able to get it free.
     
  7. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    I'd probably partake in the app... if it was on WP7.
     
  8. Plugs

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    i will wait for the ad supported version
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya that would be a resounding no for success lol... but its not their fault they just didnt think of doing an ad supported version.
     
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  10. Lazarus Dark

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    I suppose if I still had time for the forums... (I dont)
    I only come for the news and rss readers are free...
     
  11. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Disappointing it costs... Comes down to not needing to be that connected to BT that I need it on the go, and at the same time would not mind it on the go.

    I'll wait for the ad supported one...

    Also releasing this during the steam sale seems kinda daft, I have to throw all my available money at steam right now! :D
     
  12. Jimbob

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    Make it for Windows Phone 7 and I'd buy it. £1.79 seems fair enough if it's a quality app.
     
  13. CrazyJoe

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    I'm sure you have your reasons for the price but with Tapatalk costing basically the same, apps like Engadget for free and other site specific apps being cheaper (xda's app is 62p for no ads or free with ads) it just seems a bit too pricey even though it's less than the price of a sandwich.
     
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    I honestly think that if you justify buying a high end pc then £1.79 isn't really that bad, and tapatalk does make forums so much better
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    you cant even compare that with whats going on here, 1) a high end PC has more then one function and 2) by default your built in Android browser can do everything that App does.
     
  16. lamboman

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    As much as I support bit-tech, like the others, I can't agree with this one. Tapatalk is 20p 10p more, which gives me access to multiple forums, and I can easily just read the site (which is perfectly usable on my DHD).

    As for the 15 minute refund on the Market, I wouldn't bother; all too often people have massive delays (we're talking 3-4 hours or more) from purchasing to app actually downloading. So getting your refund isn't always as simple as buying and trying.
     
  17. Pyshtone

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    Bullseye...
     
  18. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Sorry 3 to 4 hours? Any evidence? WiFi or 3g?

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
  19. lamboman

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    I waited for around 4 hours BubbleDS to download, over WiFi. Known problem on Google's side that they keep claiming is fixed, but never is :(
     
  20. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    It should be free.. Like all other tech news gathering sites do.
     
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