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Robin Fairless
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Spent the evening at a recording of BBC's "I'm sorry I haven't a clue". Comic genius. #isihac
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A security audit of a US critical infrastructure company last year revealed that its star developer had outsourced his own job to a Chinese subcontractor and was spending all his work time playing aro...
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Hey folks quick question.

I am now in my fourth year on Android ownership. When I first got my first Android phone I bought loads of apps from the market.

But now, just like my house where I own a full set of furniture and find little need to replace any anything, I rarely buy anything from the market anymore.

I own a keyboard I love  -swiftkey, a launcher -launcher 7 donate (I know I may be the only one but being able to have an odd launcher is one of the joys of android|) and all those various utils like titanium, rom manager etc.

I don't play games on android and therefore have no need to keep on buying stuff all the time. Now I am essentially limited to the occasional purchase when something I have been using for two years stops being supported or surpassed by something newer and shinier.

Is this true for everyone else or am I unique? If I am a model for the norm what does this mean long term  for developers and the market? Is part of the problem that one license covers multiple devices over multiple years? Let me know what you think.

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I think the model for paying for apps is going to change, out of necessity.  Here is a good article on this very subject. http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/7/3835724/the-price-of-apps
Free apps are great at first, but that model kills the developers when the user base basically maxes out.  No more revenue means no more app support.
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  • University of Hertfordshire
    Computer Science, 1994 - 1997
  • Wyedean
    1987 - 1994