Volunteers needed

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by honeysmacks, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. honeysmacks

    honeysmacks New Member

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    Hey guys, I really hope I'm not posting in the wrong place here...

    We're in the process of building an iPhone app, and wanted to get some feedback from the community about who is paying for apps vs downloading for free so that we can work out the best way to monetise. It would really really help us if you could fill out the following survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/153799/. It's completely confidential and anonymous and should only take 5-10 mins to finish.

    As a thank you to people who help us out, you can elect to go into the draw to win one of 3 $20 iTunes vouchers so you can go and buy lots of shiny new apps for your phone/touch.

    Any general comments about whether we should make our app paid or free would be very welcome, of course :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. NRunner

    NRunner Well-Known Member

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    Completed. Hoping for the $20
     
  3. Barbosa

    Barbosa Well-Known Member

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    Completed and hoping to win $20!
     
  4. 'Jeep

    'Jeep Well-Known Member

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    Completed, wish you good luck with your app and hope it helps! :)
     
  5. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    So Honeysmacks -

    What are you going to do with e-mail addresses? Are they going to be sold? Is the survey for internal uses only?

    I don't mind helping out, but I don't need any more spam, and I don't support groups that sell e-mail addresses, or surveys to other groups. If you are an independent developer, then all well and good.

    And what app(s) do you make? You post does not say.
     
  6. drelbs

    drelbs Well-Known Member

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    Survey completed. :cool:
     
  7. iFonePhanatic

    iFonePhanatic Well-Known Member

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    A quick Google search came up with results saying that they posted this survey on Craigslist for most of the major cities in the U.S.

    But... I completed it and I'm hoping to win a gift card :D
     
  8. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah - joined today, post for survey... Maybe legit, but maybe trolling for e-mail addresses, and stats to sell. I'll opt out unless further information is forthcoming.
     
  9. wootbean

    wootbean Well-Known Member

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    the next whiskey bar
  10. tymora01

    tymora01 Active Member

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    I truly hate spam, and would also like an answer to this question.
     
  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker Well-Known Member

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    Why so curious?
    Fishy

    Yep, unless OP responds to Pluto6's questions, I would be very weary of taking his "survey."
     
  12. honeysmacks

    honeysmacks New Member

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    Me too! It's actually really hard to find users to survey if you don't have an existing user base though. craigslist gives you some users (with the advantage that they're not super tech-y users like forums tend to be), but as an example, even by posting to the top 20 cities, we've still only got 60 responses to our survey. We're looking for 250 to get statistical significance. Anyway, I apologise if this looked super suss.

    In answer to your questions:
    - All email addresses will be deleted at the end of the competition. You will only hear from us if you win.
    - No email addresses will be sold or transferred in any way. There is no way this will be used as a spam list
    - We're in stealth so can't say what sort of app we're developing yet. I know that saying this looks suspicious too, but I can't compromise our first mover advantage.

    I believe this post has been moved already so it probably won't help much with new survey takers, but I wanted to post to make those who had already taken the survey feel better. Thanks to anyone who took part and I hope you win a gift voucher.
     
  13. Theta-Omega

    Theta-Omega Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't try that survey :p I'm not one for that sort of thing if you want my age, gender and email. Yeah, I am paranoid, but it's better to be safe. Goodluck though :)
     
  14. mrchennyken

    mrchennyken Well-Known Member

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    Survey completed. :)
     
  15. Jimmyy!

    Jimmyy! Member

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    Finished the survey, really hoping to win one of those vouchers!

    :D
     
  16. NRunner

    NRunner Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, do people really only have ONE email address? You gotta have an extra one for these kind of situations.
     
  17. schplurg

    schplurg Well-Known Member

    You can take the survey without leaving an email address.

    The email is only for the contest entry. I used one of my several Yahoo addresses. Doesn't everyone have junk email accounts for this type of thing? :confused:

    I would be interested to know the results of this survey.
     
  18. randomdude

    randomdude Well-Known Member

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    Finished but strangely I didn't sign up for the contest even though I spend like a 100 dollars on Apps per month
     
  19. Fleabag323

    Fleabag323 Well-Known Member

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    I have plenty of extra emails. 32 to be exact. :D
     
  20. CDubby94

    CDubby94 Well-Known Member

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    They ask for those things for demographics. You know, if 18 year old males are more prone to spend lots of money on apps or if 50 year old females are.
     

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