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rcross5
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Trial version

Is there some sort of trial version for this program? I've been trying out beyondpod but my trial ran out for that and I'm not a big fan of the UI. I would love to try out doggcatcher before I shell out my money for it but I can't seem to find a trial!

finw
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money back

If you buy anything in the android market, you've got 15minutes to try it out and you get a refund if you dont' like it.
That trial period used to be 24 hours, but that was reduced to 15mins by Google, the idiots!

http://forum.androidcentral.com/android-news/48058-whoa-market-refund-wi...

rcross5
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Yeah that change is really

Yeah that change is really stupid. That's why I ask if there was a trial. I think I might bite though from the youtube video reviews I've seen.

eric
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Trial

Feel free to try it out as long as you like, if you don't like it, send me an email and I can issue a refund.

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Eric, that rocks. I'm going

Eric, that rocks. I'm going to take you up on that and give doggcatcher a whirl. Looking for an alternative to Beyond Pod and Poscaster, which I used on my BlackBerry and loved but don't love so much on my DX.

Thanks.

appel
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Even though Doggcatcher

Even though Doggcatcher doesn't have any Google Reader sync (yet?), I'll buy just because of that promise. I wish more devs would do this, because right now I can't buy much apps at all. 15 minutes is not enough time to find out potential deal breaking issues/bugs/problems.

Listen is a bit too buggy, and all other podcast apps I've found have security permissions that makes me not want to try them.

eric
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Security permissions

Yep, I'm not too crazy about the 15 minutes either. I can see reasoning behind it to protect revenue for apps that have a short life, like maybe some games.

I would have like it to go the other direction. Even 24 hours is not enough for DoggCatcher, a few days to a week would seem like a reasonable about of time to make a decision.

About the permissions, you'll probably find that DoggCatcher also requires most if not all of the permissions that other similar apps do. Apps need to declare that they require a permission if they have the potential to use, even if they don't use it. So if the app supports any google authentication feature, you'll see a related permission, even if you don't plan on using it.

appel
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Actually, I can understand

Actually, I can understand all of doggcatcher's security permissions and I think it's awesome that you explain why you need each of them in your FAQ. Wish more devs would do this.

Other podcast apps require things like "retrieve running applications", "manage the account list" and "change wi-fi state" which I'm not fond of at all.

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15 minutes of free

If only Google let developers pick their own refund period, anywhere from 15 minutes to a week. That way, the developers themselves could determine how much of a trial period they wanted to give.

eric
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That would be ideal

That would be ideal and would seem to cover any differences between types of app or preferences of developers.

vandint
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Yeah, this would make a lot

Yeah, this would make a lot of sense, hopefully someday... I have seen some apps release a trial version and a paid version, with the trial version set to expire after so many days. Either the full version is downloaded separately (and paid for normally) or an unlock key is sent and typed in. A few other ways around it too, I think.

I definitely was a bit daunted by the price when I was starting up - I'm glad I went for it, but I wonder how many people don't give it a try for that reason.