If you are at all like me, you find that there are very few things more irritating than downloading a free app that you are excited about only to discover that there is very little actually “free” about it, because all of the fun stuff is only available through in-app purchases. Or maybe it is all free, but there are so many ads it just isn’t fun.
In a perfect world, all free apps would be free with no in-app purchases and no ads and no external links and . . . well, you get my drift. Alas, that’s not the world we live in, but we at SAFK are going to do our best to give you plenty of heads up about what all is included in apps.
We are going to be including handy little icons about the following:
In-app purchases or no in-app purchases
Ads or no ads. We generally consider ads to either be third-party advertisement or an excessive amount of advertising for the developers own product.
External links or no external links.
We’re going to be doing another neat thing, too. When an app is free (or even “free”), we are going to let you know exactly what is free. Because it is nice to know exactly how much content is free beforehand, isn’t it? You’ll be able to make informed decisions ahead of time about whether you want to download an app.
We hope all these things can help make things a little easier for y’all and save you some time in weeding through apps.
Tell us what you think and let us know if it is helping you out!