@chrisphin it’s absolutely true that freemium benefits from maximizing downloads, but for any non-consumable the developer needs to think hard about pricing what their features/functionality are worth. I’d love to see more non-games give freemium a go.
@chrisphin sorry for the late reply. My meta point is always think about revenue maximization, not download or user maximization. I think freemium, done right, is terrific. Particularly in a world without trials. It’s tricky to get right, but worth it.
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