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.

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