APPS APPS APPS
OK so I decided to start reviewing apps again since that's what I have always been into... pretty much ever since I have been aware of apps or had a portable device that used them. I've had my iPhone since iPhone 3 but I have also had other portable devices like the the Nokia internet device(which I still have by the way, if anyone wants to purchase it it's basically in BRAND NEW condition with the box and all) HP touchpad disaster and a more than a few android tablets here or there. If I was rich I would probably be considered one of those techie geek's or rather, early adopters, but alas I am not wealthy. Not for a lack of desire of course lol.
Ive mainly attempted to own most portable devices since they became the cool thing. Yes I have had my share of technical devices but I am technically a Windows user when it comes to actual computers or laptops. OK Apple users settle down, your booing is very loud and I never said I that I hated Apple. I actually love Apple but it's too rich for my blood. It takes me forever to actually update to a new iPad or iPhone as it is... and I stick with them because I really like them and because I've invested way too much time and money in apps.... i'd be crazy to switch now lol.
Soooo now that I finally paid off my iPad Pro (YaY for Me after a year!) and I also have an iPhone 6s plus that will be getting an upgrade soon, since it's about that time according to my wireless service. I figure now is as good a time as any to get back into my favorite activity, which is reviewing every app I can get my hand on lol.
I will eventually combine certain apps together in one blog post each but for now I'm going to start with this one.
It's called Beat Maker Go (Click here for AppStore Link to Beat Maker Go - Make Music by Gismart)
Not exactly sure why I downloaded it to begin with. Possibly because I enjoy music apps...or it was possibly a free app of the day but I doubt it. It could have also been that it was a free download and usually you expect something (not always a lot, but something) when it's free to download, otherwise why make it free to download. We can see the description and other things on the actual app page. However, at the very least, the option to try it, correct? Ohhhh not always the case and boy was I wrong!
In case it wasn't obvious, it's a music making app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. One of my favorite types of apps actually.
Now I don't necessarily have a problem with this actual app or its function. I would have to be able to actually use it to actually criticize it.
My problem is that you can download it for free but you can't get on it to even just try it out without committing to a subscription first. Yes they say they allow a trial before the actual money gets taken away but it's just too similar to other (IMO are "shady") tactics that claim you have a "free trial", but are basically relying on the fact that you forget to cancel before you are charged. Which let's face it, we all forget very easily at one point or another. So now you are left with the already purchased subscription for a month or whatever it is.
If you're anything like me and not exactly pouring in cash, you're either going to say that to get your money back or just suck it up and figure it's paid for so why waste it and most likely you will continue to play around with it which THEN, may also ...once again, accidentally make you "forget" once again to cancel your subscription and the cycle continues. The developers or company will happily add you to their numerous forgetful customers.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for making money if you can do it, but try and have a little pride in your company or product and allow people to truly receive something when they download your app FREELY. Otherwise, why let them download free to begin with?
Just charge them right off the bat or make an actual free trial copy available.
It's not a myth people ...., I have ACTUALLY seen apps do it so I know it can be done. Then if the customers like the product they can do an in-app purchase or purchase it completely new from the AppStore. I have actually done this with games and other apps before.
I play the REAL trial version for a little while and BY CHOICE, ended up making an Informed in-app purchase for the full thing. Its easy when you're confident in your product.
So in conclusion, there is no actual review because there is no actual way to view the product without giving up my financial info basically. So those of you who have purchased it and enjoyed it then awesome for you but for me, this will remain an enigma.
Please come back for more reviews as I compile my extensive list. I can't wait!
Oh and if the actual developers of this product read this review, which I probably doubt, I will edit this post or create a new one... because I appreciate the truth from everyone and I will do so to correct myself or stand on what I've already said if appropriate, but one thing I know is that I will always be honest.
Thanks for reading and hope you all have a nice day!