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Just wanted to place a comment in this forum regarding the new Android version.   While I do support the application and thank the developers for a fantastic front-end, I have reservations about having to pay again for the same application even though it's now on a different platform, which still requires a windows version anyway.   Just my 2 cents, but for those of us that have payed for the premium PC version of Launchbox/Bigbox (such as myself) should be able to use this version as well.

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I disagree entirely. It's also $5... Support your devs.

I also purchased a lifetime license and I couldn't click fast enough to pay $5 for the Android version.

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1 hour ago, Tommy.Toughnuts said:

I disagree entirely. It's also $5... Support your devs.

I also purchased a lifetime license and I couldn't click fast enough to pay $5 for the Android version.

I am pretty confident Jason is appreciative of things like this. We do not have a big dev team working on Launchbox. It really is just one great person putting his time and heart into something he loves and we get to benefit from that. $5 is truly a small price to pay to say Thanks. 

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31 minutes ago, rodww said:

which still requires a windows version anyway

This is for now, it will be fully stand alone at some point.

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Everyone has their opinions and there are other options out there, once the android version is up to speed, i dont think any of them will compare with LB.  I have no problem paying the additional $5.  (I used my google rewards anyway)  I know the android version will be supported and constantly developed.  Yeah it sucks to have to pay again but how many times a month to we blow $5 on stuff, fast food, coffee, etc.  Jason did enable Google Home/family or whatever it is called.  So if you have multiple accounts or users in the house, you only need to purchase once.  I have an nvidia shield i have a family google account on, no need to buy the app twice.

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Yeah, as much as free is the most amazing thing ever, you gotta know when to be ok with supporting projects with monetary contributions.  Especially THE best front end ever fucking made.  I rest my case.

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Thank you guys.

@rodww As much as we all want everything to be free, that's not how businesses work. You're only the second complaint we've received about it not being free since we released the app, and the amount of purchases we have coming in confirm that people are happy to pay $5 for the app. We've never promised that a license on Windows would ever work on other platforms, and since Android requires separate code and completely separate work than the Windows version, it only makes sense for it to cost at least something. Per it requiring the Windows version, that's a moot point since it only requires the free version of the Windows app; it doesn't require another purchase.

 

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I also disagree with the OP. $5 is very reasonable for a new app/new code and a fun new way to play my collection. Thanks Jason for making this, combined with a 8BitDo SN30+ Pro gamepad with a mounting bracket for my S9 and I have so much of my games as a portable gaming machine...so fun!

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I paided for the android version straight away. I have full version of LB on my pc and my arcade cab I've tried every front end paid a fee and for the development to go stagnant, jason is nuts taking on all these projects, nothing good is free in this world. I love his enthusiasm keep up the good work jason looking forward to the new features in android.

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The older you get the more you realize, you get what you pay for. And if it's free, then you are the product. $5 is chump change. Seriously, just don't buy a cheeseburger today and you've paid for it.

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16 hours ago, ItchyRobot said:

And if it's free, then you are the product.

Wow, that's goooooood. ;)

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:59 PM, Tommy.Toughnuts said:

I disagree entirely. It's also $5... Support your devs.

I also purchased a lifetime license and I couldn't click fast enough to pay $5 for the Android version.

Same here. I would have happily paid 4x that amount. Android was sorely lacking in a decent emu frontend, and LB/BB is, by far, the best out there in my opinion. Seeing it ported to Android is something I have long wanted to see happen.

 

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