Sunday, 17 June 2012
The iPad Experience Part 2 - Apps, Apps, Apps!
I'm not sure if this post is a complain or a recommendation! I've been buying apps ever since I got my iPad. As I recall, I never did anything close to this kind of online shopping spree when I first got my Android HTC Desire. Then again, at that time, the Malaysian Android Market had no apps purchasing option. The novelty must have worn off by the time it became available almost a year since I bought that phone. Oh, I also kept running out of space on that phone. Alright, it now becomes clearer to myself why I didn't buy many apps for my HTC!
Ahem, anyway, back to the iPad! I wouldn't have purchased my apps, mainly games, if my bud had not introduced to me this incredible app called AppShopper! It lets you save the apps that you want to buy into your wish list and updates you whenever there is a price change or updates. Awesome app!
The real reason I bought this iPad was due to Apple's influential marketing campaign about its Retina display (so I figured it'd be an excellent photography companion to bring along during trips) and the (timely?) death of my ancient AMD-powered HP laptop. So I was just waiting for its launch in Malaysia and the first app I bought was iPhoto, followed by Marvel vs. Capcom. After that, the rest was history! I just kept buying one app after another whenever AppShopper alerted me to incredible price drops! Needless to say, it's also almost too easy to buy apps! So easy that it felt fishy and yet I would push that thought way back into my mind... where a conspiracy is brewing...