Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some feedback on the Android Market is funny

I've spent probably a good 6 months or so doing this development for Android and putting apps out on the Market. It's been a good experience on the whole and one of the benefits is being able to profit a little bit off of these apps.

The feedback that you get on the Market can be pretty harsh sometimes. It can also be funny. Some people don't seem to understand that these things can take a lot of work in developing and *testing* the app.

This one came in recently:

"Just trying to milk more money from me. This should be included in the app i already bought from them. I am getting a refund!!!"

My response is - wtf do you think I'm doing here? I'm not trying to milk anyone for anything, but I'm not exactly going to give it away for free either. These apps don't write themselves!

Keep in mind that the costs also include a 30% cut for the carriers - so if I charge $.99, they get $.30 and I get $.69.

Hopefully one day I can compile a list of amusing feedback that I've received on these apps - some of them are really funny. Regardless of the feedback, however, I am grateful that you, the user, have downloaded and gotten some form of entertainment out of these apps.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SMS Faker v1.1.1 Released to Market

New version:

-Texts from same contact are grouped instead of separate
-Miscellaneous bug fixes

* NOT tested with HTC Hero

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some people don't deserve a credit card, or a phone

Someone decides to dispute a $1.49 charge on their credit card because they (or someone else) bought an app that they didn't like or want.

Here's an idea - instead of DISPUTING a $1.49 CHARGE, why don't you hit the REFUND button. That's why it's there.

That would be ok if it didn't cost the developer a $3 CHARGEBACK ASSESSMENT FEE BY GOOGLE because they don't investigate charges under $10.

I don't know who I'm more pissed at. The person who disputed the charge OR Google.

Tell you what, if you have an app that I developed, and you don't like it or just *really* don't want to lose $1.49, email me, and I'll send you the money via Paypal. Trust me, it'd be cheaper for me.

Kisses,
Rob