@patrickrhone@huw My problem with Instacast was more the fact that the dev has continued to ask for money and delivered a substandard product. I left Instacast when the iCloud sync went wonky. I moved to Downcast and like it with no plans to change.
@michaelramm@patrickrhone I'm ok paying as most of the time it has been because a feature in the app like push or the social features require a server component, I expect the to ship a stable product though, with 3 they just didn't deliver that
@huw@michaelramm@patrickrhone My frustration with Instacast is not the paid upgrade, but the fact that the paid upgrade is subpar quality. The blog mentions that the sluggishness will take time to fix. It shouldn't have been released
@michaelramm@jamesgowans@patrickrhone I'm more than thrilled to pay for upgrades for apps I love, but I expect them to be better. I'd gladly accept a paid downcast upgrade because the app keeps getting better
@bradleychambers totally agree. “The reason for that is very complicated, but there is a solution to make this better. But it’s not done over night. Please give us some time.” If the solution is not in place, do not release!
@bradleychambers@huw@michaelramm@patrickrhone absolutely agree. The price of ver 3 was justified by the now usable iPad version. Shocked at the lack of change for the iPhone and the bug which renders the app unusable while it refreshes feeds.
@patrickrhone@huw I am in love with Twitterrific 5. Surprised its so cheap. Would love a similar http://d.pr/7Wm app since the post length is longer the benefit to the reading experience would be greater than with twitter.
@bradleychambers@michaelramm@patrickrhone No I completely agree, like I said I'm happy to pay but the performance ad the number of bugs is unacceptable. It worked for a day but now crashes on launch on my iPhone 4.