"Try before you buy" feature has been added into the App Store

When you attend some kind of gourmet cookout where food is abundant, you're some times able to sample a few of the delectable offerings before finally choosing a dish worthy enough for your appetite. Similar to that situation, Apple is looking to create the same atmosphere in its App Store by adding a new feature called “Try Before You Buy.” The name sums it all as you'll be presented with a list of applicable apps by clicking “Features” and then the giant yellow icon with an equally gargantuan text displaying “Free on the App Store.” Essentially it'll dish up some of the paid apps that have Lite versions which will give you a small sampling of what to expect – thus allowing you to make your own decision whether or not to go forward and buy that particular app. This isn't something new since the strategy of demos have long been employed through a variety of platforms – yes, even Windows Mobile! Regardless of it, iPhone owners will now have a marginally easier time scoping out all the free/lite apps in one hub without manually going through long lists.

via MobileCrunch


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6 Comments

1. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Bout time. Android has been letting people refund their purchase if they don't like it. At least this is a step closer towards that.

2. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

... meh.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1158; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

and they follow in google's footsteps once again, this has been a android feature from day one. try it for 24hrs if you like it keep it if you dont uninstall it and you wont be charged

4. iphoneuser unregistered

I was jealous about this feature, glad that Apple adds it!

5. iphoneuser unregistered

I was jealous about this feature, glad that Apple adds it!

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no.. its still not that tum.. its just making it easier to find the free "lite" version of the apps. Still no refund window.. lol. LAAAME.

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