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New poll: Mac App Store and software purchases
Authored by: herbert68 on Jun 04, '12 08:15:44AM

Your points are well taken, thank you!

On #10 I really would like to see two things that would make a world of a difference:

A rollover window on any item, giving me basic info, including user rating, so I can quickly decide if I'm interested enough to actually commit to a click and find out more.

Sort apps by user rating, among other options.



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New poll: Mac App Store and software purchases
Authored by: Mystakill on Jun 05, '12 09:30:49AM

I'd also recommend the addition of tabs, to allow users to get more details on an app(s) that they may be interested in purchasing, or to compare different apps when looking for a particular type of app. The storefront/home/search tab should obviously always be available as the first tab.

Most users are already used to this paradigm after years of browser usage, so it's not a stretch to think that it wouldn't for MAS (and the iOS app store) as well.

Regardless, I still buy directly whenever I can, primarily so that the developers end up with all of my money for their hard work. I'm also not too keen on *losing* normal features which Apple deems verboten; I've seen several apps offered on MAS at or near the direct price, but with the "offending" features removed. Plus, direct purchases allow developers to offer real upgrade pricing to their users, rather than having to decide whether to lose money for a period of time on sales of a new version so that previous direct customers don't feel betrayed, or charge full price and betray the trust of those same direct customers. The latter lose-lose situation could be remedied if Apple provided customer information to developers and also allowed upgrade pricing separate from initial purchase pricing.



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