Is the Android Market 24 hour refund policy acceptable for app trials?

Is the Android Market 24 hour refund policy acceptable for app trials?

Summary: One issue many people have with the iPhone App Store is the lack of trial versions that force you to pay for an application even if you are not sure it will do what you need or want it too. Many developers have created Lite versions that act as trial versions and are available for free. According to Android Central the Android Market's new paid applications can be purchased and used for 24 hours with a return policy if the application doesn't live up to expectations.

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One issue many people have with the iPhone App Store is the lack of trial versions that force you to pay for an application even if you are not sure it will do what you need or want it too. Many developers have created Lite versions that act as trial versions and are available for free. According to Android Central the Android Market's new paid applications can be purchased and used for 24 hours with a return policy if the application doesn't live up to expectations.

This seems like a good way to trial an application for 24 hours and I wonder if there are any limitations on how many you can return and how simple the process is. In addition to tis 24 hour return policy, you can also reinstall apps you paid for in case you do a reset or something.

I would also like to know if you can install apps on multiple Android devices? From what I understand you can install Apple apps on up to five devices in your household with a single purchase.

Topics: Android, Apple, Apps, iPhone, Mobile OS, Security, Smartphones

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  • As long as there's a way to re-buy it

    should you change your mind about not wanting it. Of course you'd lose the trial period (which would be fair, since you don't want people buying and canceling every other day) but if say one app didn't do what you expected, then a need arose later on in which you realized that app would be just the ticket, it'd be nice to not be blocked out permanently.

    The Toshiba games store that comes on their laptops does that sort of thing, so I know it's not a novel idea.
    Michael Kelly