Unless there is some sort of significant App Store regime change or a decision maker gets a bump on the head followed by an epiphany, upgrade pricing and demos are not coming to the App Store or Mac App Store. Adjust your apps and business models accordingly.
-David Chartier, “Apple already answered our requests for App Store upgrade pricing and demos”
David has a great point and others, such as the venerable Adam Grossman and Shawn Blanc, have decried the current rules regarding trials on the iOS and Mac App Stores. Neverthless, I am unsure that we will ever see a future in which free trials or upgrade pricing is a thing in Apple’s world. I am not on the App Store currently in any capacity, but in the future, for everyone’s sake, I hope that future consumers understand that, frugality aside, good things cost money.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.