Jaduu VNC sale tonight - from $25 to $5!!

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  1. vandy1997

    vandy1997 Well-Known Member

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    #1 vandy1997, Sep 18, 2008
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    For those of you who are interested, Jaduu VNC will be offered for $5 (down from $25) for a 12-hour period starting tonight at 11:59 Eastern Daylight Time (see here for infor: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=925312&highlight=jaadu ).

    NOTE: Please note that if you UPDATE this app at a later date, you will be charged the difference in price from $5 to $25 (or $20). So if you download it, make sure NOT to update it, or you will pay $20! It's still a great deal as long as you don't update later on.
     
  2. arn

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  3. mek

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    it also states that "updates will always be free"...and the price is still 25 bucks....so i dont buy it.... literally (there is no guarantee it will work on my computer)
     
  4. DeadlySquirrels

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    How can they charge the difference ??? Like arn stated, at the moment there is no possible way of charging owners of an app more than what they paid, which is why most developers have to create a "Deluxe" version if they want to increase the price. I just got it for $5 though and it works flawlessly.
     
  5. arn

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    Can any devs here clarify if this is possible?

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  6. Little White Bear Studios

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    I've never seen this option. I saw this app this morning, and wondered how they were doing this.
     
  7. BrettArchibald

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    I can't make any claims about this app in particular, but I do know for a fact that I have downloaded other games when they were initially being promoted for free, and then at a later date when the free promotion had stopped and they were now charging to first-time buyers of the game, I still got the updates for that game for free...
     
  8. ReformatPlanet

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    I picked this up, really cool program for 5$, but i don't see why it should be worth 25$. I'm a little worried that with all this talk about having to pay the difference on the next update, they might have intentionally left out some important feature for a future update to try to hook people.

    As is, the program works fine, but the refresh rate is too slow for decent video playback, and it won't stream audio. I also think some WOL functionality could be added to round out its value.

    Aside from these possible additions, i would wonder what features a future update could offer to convince me to shell out an extra 20$.
     
  9. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried this app and able to give a comparison between it, and Mocha VNC? From face value, it just looks like a nicer-looking VNC, but at a huge cost
     
  10. davidovich

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    I've tried them both (Mocha and Jaadu). As far as set-up is concerned Jaadu is much easier. There's an eay tutorial on the Jaadu website. Be aware, that I set up Mocha (the full version) on my Windows computer, and Jaadu on my Mac. As far as functionality, they both do virtually the same thing. The only major differences lie in the UI functionality. I'm not a super technical guy, so I don't know what kind of processing power it would take to allow audio and video to be streamed, but this was actually the reason why I bought both of these, and neither of them offer it at the moment. Jaadu says it right on the webpage, but in parenthesis, which was added after I bought it. I'm really hoping that Jaadu finds a way to add it in the future.
     
  11. davidmdowning42

    davidmdowning42 Well-Known Member

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    I thought Mocha had a subscription fee...
     
  12. morscata12

    morscata12 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a server version of Mocha, or do you need to use your own VNC server? I'm getting low framerates from UltraVNC server (1 per second) via WiFi, and I'm hoping there's a more official route to take :).

    For the video streaming, I was able to view Hulu (no sound) through UltraVNC on Mocha Lite. It might be a server issue rather than a client issue.
     

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