I see mess in how a part of the app industry works today

Kacper Raubo
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In my opinion the problem is that all activities relating to software are confused - we sign up for an app's account both from the app itself and its website, we buy software both from within the app, its website or an app store, we use applications both natively - on a device and inside the Web and, also, we may install it - from the Internet or via an app store. I see mess in how it works and think it is possible to design it better. I believe that all the activities should be organized and each place should be responsible for their specific tasks only. A specific place for installing, a different one for using, another for learning about and one, individual place for signing up and buying. Since I work in the industry, on a solution, my opinion is probably not objective, so I am curious of yours. Do you even see it? Is this a problem for you?

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Daniel Diosi
Entrepreneur and business consultant.
Very interesting view. Personally, I would like my apps or anything to be accessible from any of my devices in an instant. Sometimes I just waste time using my tablet when I get an email notification about something that I should attend to in another app, which happens to be not installed on that device so I need to put it down, go pick up the other, etc. Or I work on my laptop when the same happens, need to pick up the phone to get something done, which would have been easier to do from the laptop anyway. I think the unification or separation should be both a choice for the user to any extent. Just my views.
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Kacper Raubo
Working on Softwwware and Teleport
@ddiosi1, I totally agree. Actually, I believe that software should enable us to switch between devices seamlessly, so that we could focus on a task, not a device we have to use to complete it. That is why I think that in the industry where all apps are either bounded to only one app store or are not present there at all, a store, which supports multiple platforms, and enable to search for software available for so, is what is worth of attention. Interesting is also the thought about a choice. I didn't think about it this way, but you are right. On a side note - I think that, in fact, this is an essence of a competition. That's the beauty of a competition. And that's the problem of the market of mobile apps today. Since there is almost no competition for official app stores, there is no choice when it comes to buying mobile apps. And that is not normal, is it?
Daniel Diosi
Entrepreneur and business consultant.
To be honest I don't think I fully understand what the problem is. Could you share an example so I can comprehend? I am curious where it goes.
Kacper Raubo
Working on Softwwware and Teleport
@ddiosi1, I am sure you will understand what I mean looking at a product I submitted on PH: https://www.producthunt.com/post... In general, the problem I am talking about is that 1) all activities (signing up for, buying, installing, learning about) concerning software are confused - e.g. you get to know an app from its website, you buy it from there, but install it from an app store. Another one you get to know on an app store, install it from there, but buy it from withing the app. My vision is to limit each place to only one specific kind of tasks - websites for introducing apps, app stores for installing them and Software Store for buying them and signing up for it accounts. 2) there is no an alternative for official app stores when it comes to selling software. And when in other industries commissions are between 1% and 5%, here it is 30%. And in my opinion that may be changed enabling developers to sell their software via Software Store.
Ezra At ComplYant
Social Media Specialist for ComplYant
Interesting opinion. Thanks for sharing!
Kacper Raubo
Working on Softwwware and Teleport
@complyant, thanks :) And what is yours? I am really curious of your view.