For a long time the iPhone had the reputation of having to pay for an app and Android was known for the free apps. The playing field has evened out for the most part now. Apple does still charge a higher percentage towards the developers than what Google charges against Android developers. However, for the most part there is a free version of an app and a paid version. A lot of the times the only difference there is between the free and paid versions is that the paid is ad free. Needless to say there are many variations of what a paid app will include. Which could be added features, extra perks or additional content. So is it worth paying for an app? Here are five reasons to pay for an app.
Five Reasons To Pay For An App:
- Support the developer. Some developers make apps for a living. They tend to put a lot of time and effort into creating apps for us to use and enjoy. Paying $0.99 for an app shouldn’t break the bank.
- Quality. While having a free version of an app is nice, the paid will always be better. There are no ads getting in the way. There are no limitations. Full access to all content of the app.
- Hot off the press. Some developers give their paid subscribers special treatment. For example, Android rooted users who pay for a ROM/Root tool app will get the releases prior to exposing the content to the public.
- Avoid Trials. There are apps out there that limit time use of an app. The paid version will keep a subscriber booked. Nothing worse than getting hooked on a trial version and the time run out.
- Loyalty. Naturally one will remain loyal to something that you pay for because of the investment.
Some advice before paying for an app:
- Try out the free version prior to purchasing. You want to make sure that you are at least happy with the content offered.
- Read the description in the app store of the differences between the free and paid versions.
- Learn more about the developer. Usually there are links in the app’s description.
- Read the reviews. Every app in the app store will have customer reviews. Get the whole picture. Read a few pages of the comments. Pay attention to the star rating. I would steer clear of apps that are rated below 3 starts. Most ratings are based on a 5 star system.
- It’s usually safe to pay for an app that has a ton of downloads and is popular. Check out the trending sections of the app store. Trending apps mean they are on the rise and the app is worth checking out.