Before developers started to give out Lite versions of their apps, App Store browsers had to rely solely on a handful of screenshots, a brief sales pitch description, and comments from unknown sources.
But even with more and more Lite apps, app buyers have always been stuck with their purchases after clicking the green ‘Install’ box.
If someone unknowingly buys an app like Alien Invaders for their iPhone 3G, a useless app without the video camera feature, they’re stuck with it. The App Store has a strict no return policy, aside from when a “technical problem” happens to delay or fails to deliver your product.
It might not seem like such a big deal when you’re spending a dollar on a “That’s What She Said” app, but what about big the big ticket apps like TomTom, a hundred dollar navigation app. What about iRa Pro is a 0, an app that allows untethered access to video surveillance feeds.
Here is one frightening review of the most expensive app in the App Store:
“Don’t work: Can’t get any camera picture, 0 wasted”
Natalie Kerris, spokeswoman for Apple, says that app shoppers have plenty of information about their potential purchases, with access to “Customer Ratings and Reviews, App Store Essentials, Staff Favorites, New & Noteworthy section, Top 100 Free Charts, Top 100 Paid Charts, and Top 100 Grossing Charts.”
Original story by AppAdvice