No marketing might mean zero revenue for app developers
1. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
They are better off getting revenue from in-app purchases - see Facebook.
Personally, I never click the ads - I have no inkling to do so.
2. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 302; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
as far as ads... they don't particularly bother me but i won't hesitate paying for an app i know i will use for a long time in the future. for example... why would i pay 2.99 to use the ICS keyboard on Gingerbread when i know in a few months i'll be using ICS itself? i understand the need for revenue... most android developers are just normal people who can't quit their day job however... i really don't want my purchase list spammed by apps i'll never download again.. i already have a few i bought while on sale that i don't plan to install ever again which, is on me.
plus how the play store now has that tab with EVERY APP YOU'VE EVER DOWNLOADED is kind of a turn off too... i really wish there was a way to "favorite" an app so it will appear there... or clear the list... or something.
as a rooted user who flashes the new version of MiUi ever other week or so i am grateful for the list of past apps if the infrastructure is too new to remember the ones i downloaded before (miui ics is still in beta stage mostly xD) but i really don't need to keep the apps that i tried once for 5 minutes and didn't end up liking.