no demo apps?
Just a quick note. I learned this morning that Apple doesn’t allow “demo” or “trial” apps. This is a bummer because a number of friends and users had suggested a trial version of BuildCalc (seemed like a good idea to me, too). Apple is suggesting developers to make a “lite” version of their apps instead … which poses a slight quandary. Apple will not allow light versions to have “disabled” buttons that would highlight the missing functionality. Nor can light versions lose some functionality after a period of time. Rather, they want those versions to stand on their own.
After looking at reviews for some of the apps that blur these lines, I am starting to understand Apple’s reasoning. It appears that these apps are generally rated poorly … some with complaints about being tricked or annoyed into spending more money. So, I am going to have to take another look at the development road map and figure out what a lite version might look like. If you have any suggestions, let me know.