POLL: free software?

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Will your software be free?

free and open source
35
29%
free but closed source
28
23%
free but support will be charged
3
2%
very cheap
36
30%
DAMN, I WANT $$$$
20
16%
 
Total votes : 122

Postby Benoît Bouré » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:06 am

My apps will be free ... but I put google ads on my websites.. :-)
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Postby freewheelnat » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:26 pm

I have 3 free apps (with ads), one paid app at £0.99 with a free Lite version(with ads) and one paid app (also £0.99) without a free Lite version. I am currently finishing up a new app which will be £1.49, which won't have a free Lite version.

I've got a day job I don't particularly like (AutoCAD) so I'm trying to earn enough money as a programmer so I can quit my day job. I am open to contributing free code to open source projects I like but for my own projects, I need to think about putting food on my table and so on.
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Postby Lukehluke » Sat May 22, 2010 2:33 pm

I honestly can't code but I would probably have it free with ads.
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby DoddyUK » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:57 pm

I did originally have a free app which was restricted, and a paid, unlimited version (£1.49), but now I've switched the free app to be unlimited but ad-supported. It's only been 3 days since I switched the format, but the advertising revenue seems to be alright so far.
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby queenvanilla » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:06 pm

Of course all developers deserve to be paid, but please keep in mind that that's only users in some countries are allowed to buy app. If you choose to do that, many users can't download them (yes, I am bitter that I'm living in Sweden).

http://market.android.com/support/bin/a ... wer=143779
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby pawegio » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:57 pm

Well, in my country I can't sell apps in Adroid Market yet... so I can use only ads.
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby rogersstones » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:02 pm

It is really very good to have some software that ful fill our requirement. Everyone prefer the same and that is really fruitful to each and every one.
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby Raven » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:26 am

You forgot "Open Source and $"
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Postby andrenievo » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:39 pm

Is it okay if I choose all? hehe :D
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby TuxBobble » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:17 pm

Why is there nothing in the poll for "Free, Ad-supported"?

I have no desire to charge users directly, as I do hope to make my app(s) open source. But I would very much be interested in ad-based revenue to earn a more "passive" revenue from it. I don't mind not getting paid for a download, but it'd be nice to occasionally get a little something for people using the app a lot, without causing them much or any inconvenience...
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Postby aatifaqua » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:43 pm

cokoyan wrote:very cheap with open source :P


Open source directly means its free :P
it cant be cheap :P


I would like to go with open source, cause it makes us learn allot of stuff
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby BenjaminJC » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:06 pm

So many more options....

What about free, with extra DLC?

Free, with ads?

Free, with a "premium" membership?

Monthly fee? (MMO folks)

Heck, what about freemium? If you really want to make money, it's definitely a great way to go.
Flurry says so. My company KNOWS so (we help devs do it).

So much more to "free" than meets the eye.
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby heliumcreative » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:26 pm

I think it's free
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby denvil » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:07 am

I have tried to have my apps cheap or free with ads.
Or free for normal version and some charge for the full version that gives more content. (Free should still have enough material for full game experience)
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Re: POLL: free software?

Postby amphancm » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:07 am

User must use only. Don't want edit.
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