03-06-2012 04:59 PM
I'm thinking of switching my PAID app to free as a promotion for a short period of time. Have any of you done this before and did you find it helped? I think it would generate more reviews which is great for the app, and may help once the promotion is over and is switched back to PAID.
Is this something that makes sense to do? I don't want to piss off existing customers, although I doubt they would even notice it went to free for a bit since they aren't checking the app all the time in app world.
Anyways, let me know your thoughts.
03-06-2012 06:30 PM
03-07-2012 07:48 AM
Don't do this. Educational thread here:
Just for your reference: when my app was free it received 50 positive reviews for 3 months. After switching it to paid I got 20 negative reviews in two weeks... It's not worth the hassle.
You can consider other options though: for example release a free trial version as a different app and point to your current paid version as possible upgrade.