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« on: March 28, 2011, 06:15:29 PM »

This is HOT: http://www.9to5mac.com/58135/apple-please-borrow-amazons-virtual-interface-idea/

Looking at how much that is about user experience, it's funny Apple didn't think if it first. What'll be interesting is if other folks (Apple included) try to mimic this. I think it makes a HUGE amount of sense and it's reasonably well executed.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 06:27:01 PM »

im sure they did. considering they already have all the tech in place. There was an online iphone simulator at one point, plus there is one in the dev kit.

My guess is this. By not creating a way to test, people dont worry about trying an app out for 99c. I know I dont.
If they app sucks, they write a bad review (i have done a few). So, because I buy apps that suck, to find the one that doesnt, more money is made around the table. I still only spend a few bucks, big deal.

I am on the fence on this.

The idea of people being able to make money by developing a mediocre version of a great app idea, is ok by me. Great versions will come along and push it out of business. But in the mean time, there is room for quick and dirty for cheap. Otherwise every app would have to cost $50 because very few would actually buy after testing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 09:39:12 PM »

From the get-go they had me recoiling in horror, when I realised that you could not purchase apps outside of the US.
I installed the amazon appstore app, proceeded to attempt to buy (yeah you guessed it angry birds rio)... bang, crash, error. "Sorry you cannot purchase apps from outside of the US". This was immediately followed by me, removing the app, and removing all details from my amazon account, as best I could anyway.

Very bad move in my opinion. Should have been all or nothing.

Im with nb on the android emulator. Whilst sometimes its great to show off your technical prowess, other times it is probably a good idea to weigh up the repercussions of giving customers too much time or opportunity to try before buying.
I can see, the Amazon app store catering to those few that are looking for the elite of android apps.. (higher purchase price)

Im not really educated on Amazon's client base, but Im guessing, like myself, a lot of android owners are just going to keep using the Android Market, because they either 1)do not know any better, 2)do not care, 3) cannot purchase from amazon due to country restrictions.

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 10:37:26 PM »

Hmmm, I guess from a pure Make Money perspective it makes sense, and since the real cost of apps is small, it won't piss that many people off. But I still think it's a pretty damn cool differentiator. Interesting bent - perhaps people like you, kurdt, will go try them at Amazon (using up their cycles) and then purchase at the Android store, which would be the worst possible outcome for Amazon. Unless in the future they want to charge app devs to host a demo, in which case they could care less if the app sells or not.

Idea...

Similarly, other companies are now thinking they'll find success in the 7" tab market, because (at least for now) it looks like Apple has no intention of going there. It's innovation, whether we all here think it's hot or not, that will create a really dynamic market and keep Apple doing good works.

Frankly, I'd be a lot more likely to bend towards the Crapple line if Apple didn't have to keep innovating to stay ahead. I don't see how there's ANY benefit in Apple being the only player in the space. I'd much rather they have to keep running to stay ahead then to lie back and rest on laurels. Because IMO in an uncontested position they'll REALLY nasty to deal with.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 10:02:58 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 02:43:17 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 08:53:32 PM »

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