Topic: Shareware vs nagware
I suspect that many developers do not use a paradigm nagware only because of a certain psychological tearing away: the idea to spoil own program can seem ridiculous. Actually shareware and nagware it basically one and too: anyway the free program should have a trimmed functional, and to restrict it in operation period - only one of set of variants. To do the free version of functional it makes sense at initial stages when still it is necessary to win audience, and then a free functional to reduce is better. I, for example, made Lite the version of the program in 2005 and since then it did not update. I heard there is still such method of propagation, do not remember as it is called: at first your program is completely free, and when there comes any date, the program sharply ceases to work and users should buy. This subject has also ethical (or as it to name, can corporate) an aspect. When one developer does the free version of very functional in comparison with competitors, it gets advantage in a market gain but if such developers will be much, they appear at a loss (it as a dumping). And if to many people will apply the reception described above (the program is completely free before any date), users will simply skip from one as though the free program to another. I will return to nagware. To implement it it is possible, for example, : from time to time the user should type in a text window a line from the several characters generated casually by the program and shown to it. It would be interesting to me to understand better what should be the optimal size of this line that and to purchases to stimulate, and from free use not to force to refuse. A specific question: the user in the West how many is ready to pay to disconnect necessity 3 times a week to type a casual line from 6 characters (for example 2YeF6T)? I suppose, from 20 to 100 dollars (i.e. optimal I would name the price in 50). But I am afraid to be mistaken strongly. And I strongly lagged behind life - tell as on android/ios conditions with all that here is mentioned?