Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[7]: So....
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jul 2011 12:43 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: So...."
MOS6510
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Isn't it ad-supported?

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RE[8]: So....
by aldo on Tue 12th Jul 2011 14:02 in reply to "RE[7]: So...."
aldo Member since:
2010-02-17

Isn't it ad-supported?


Yes, it is. But given that it's free from the Market, I don't see where Angry Birds fits into Kaiwai's "Android users have the lowest rate when it comes to willingness to purchase games/applications" argument.

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RE[9]: So....
by kaiwai on Tue 12th Jul 2011 14:26 in reply to "RE[8]: So...."
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2005-07-06

Yes, it is. But given that it's free from the Market, I don't see where Angry Birds fits into Kaiwai's "Android users have the lowest rate when it comes to willingness to purchase games/applications" argument.


Which wasn't always that way - when they launched on Android they quickly found that Android users were more reluctant to part with their cash than iOS users hence it necessitated the need for a free version.

The lack of premium purchases is noted here:

http://blogs.forbes.com/oliverchiang/2011/01/25/unhappy-with-slow-g...

And here we are a good 6 months afterwards and not a single thing has happened. Sorry, developers want a business model that is sustainable for the long term - it is amazing how short peoples memories are when it came to giving away free shit in the late 90s. Once again the same mistakes are made again and people here are convinced that this time it'll be all different - the definition of insanity is doing something the same thing over and over again then expecting different results.

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RE[9]: So....
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jul 2011 20:04 in reply to "RE[8]: So...."
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2011-05-12

Angry Birds is doing very well on iOS in both the paid and free section. I bought it for 79 euro cent, which could still be considered stealing if you look at the quality of the game and the hours I have invested in it.

Still, there is no paid 'n' ad-free version for Android. One must ask why as it's doing well on both paid/free version as mentioned above.

My guess would be either they don't expect many users to buy it, too much hassle to get the payments or a combination of both.

I don't know how the ads work. If they get paid per view the might make a lot of money, but if it's per click I doubt it will be much. You tap Angry Birds because you want to play it, not to exit it again by clicking on an ad.

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