re: Poker & Official Poker Notes Live Support Thread
Originally Posted by itsmebobd
$9.99 is just too steep honestly. Apps need to be $2-3, you'll get 10x more people to pay for it that way. I understand that $10 is miniscule to ppl who make anything at poker, but atm I'm playing very low stakes and live tourneys to try to analyze my play and how to improve. And the free version offers basically nothing so its pointless to even have it, if you're going to have a free version make it a free 2 week trial but has to be logged in via facebook or some other measure of preventing unlimited trial versions. Just my opinion, but why pay $10 for something you've never used and arent even sure you'll like?
Sorry if this seems overly critical im just trying to help
Clearly your comments are meant to be constructive, so no need to be sorry about it. We appreciate all forms of feedback, criticism included - if it's meant to be helpful. Plus, we feel that the responses we're about to give will help other CardsChat forum members who may be on the fence about purchasing the premium version themselves.
To address your points, when the app debuted, we experimented with a few pricing schemes:
- We tried offering a 30-day fully-featured trial; didn't work
- We tried a monthly/yearly subscription model; didn't work
- We used to have social features included (Facebook/Twitter) but received too many complaints from Beta testers and early users about privacy and the need for so many permissions
So after that tinkering, we found the working formula. Moreover, we've gotten excellent reviews and endorsements by quite a few pro poker players and members of the poker press (https://sites.google.com/site/pokernoteslive/home/in-the-press), including
- Bernard Lee
- Reid Young
- Ashley Adams
- Chris "Fox" Wallace
These are not paid endorsements (we don't have that kind of money, lol) and those aren't the type of people/outlets who'd say a product is good if they hadn't tried it themselves or actually meant it.
Do you really feel as though the free version "basically offers nothing"? Here's a comparative table of the free vs. premium versions (https://sites.google.com/site/pokernoteslive/home/free-vs-premium).
We built the app this was so that you can take as long as you want to get used to using the free version and see if it's a good fit for you. If so, and once you realize the value of note-taking, we feel that getting the premium version becomes worth your while. Here's our "pitch" (https://sites.google.com/site/pokernoteslive/home/why-get-the-premium-version) for premium.
Finally, regarding the $9.99 price, if you take a look around the App Store and Google Play, that's fairly standard (if not cheaper) than other utility poker apps.
As mentioned above in the thread, however, we are currently running a 20% off Holiday Sale, so it's $8 for the moment and we encourage CCers to take advantage of the discount.
, since you were kind enough to provide this constructive feedback, and allow us to give a reply which we feel will assist other CCers, we'd like to give you a 50% discount on the premium app (i.e., it's yours for just $5
If you'd like to download the premium version, please just shoot me an email once you've done so (with proof) - to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will personally send you back $3 via PayPal.