- Category: App reviews
- Published: Saturday, 30 July 2016 19:19
- Written by Catpaw
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Free – not really if you want to use the advertised features.
Developer: ClipInMedia Apps
On the surface, this looks like a pretty decent little pedometer – turn it on, set your step goals and off you go. It counts each step, has a map to track your route and a calorie burning tracker all packaged in a simple, easy to understand layout. However, a number of serious issues make the app a nonstarter.
I’ll start with the most egregious issue: It’s advertised as a free app. Yes, it is free, kind of. If you want to use any of the promised features, like the map or calorie counter, you have to buy the Pro version. Granted, it’s only $2.29 Cdn ($1.99 US), so price isn’t the issue. Nowhere on the store page does the developer mention the app needs upgrades to run correctly. The store page actually misleads you into thinking the map is part of the off the shelf features.
All the screen captures offered are from the pro version, not the free one. There are no ads running along the bottom of any of the screens, so this is a bit of smoke and mirrors on the part of the developer. App developers need to tell people details like “map functionality does not work with the free version. Upgrade to the pro version to add the feature”. Normally I’ll test an app in the free version and then go on to purchase any add ons or the full version to compare. But the lack of real information irritated me enough to take a pass testing the full app, so you’re getting a review of the free version only.Add a comment