April 12, 2021
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Android Apps – Try before you Buy

There are hundreds of thousands of apps that are available on smartphones and tablets with Android Operating Systems. There are many apps which are free while other cost money. Some paid apps have very nominal charges while some can be slightly expensive. People love to buy Android apps as there are different types of apps available on Android. There are gaming apps, app that have specific uses, entertainment apps, news apps, sports apps etc.

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But what happens if the app is expensive and you are not sure whether it will be of actual use to you. Our mentality while buying expensive items is always that we need to see the product functional before our eyes so that we can make an informed decision about whether or not we should buy the item. That is just how customers think when it comes to investing money into expensive products or items. So apps can be very expensive and can cost almost 200 U.S Dollars per app.


This problem does not arise in the Amazon app store. Amazon Appstore is the app store for all amazon smartphones and tablets that run on Android operating system. The amazon appstore gives the option of trying the app before buying it. All the paid apps on amazon appstore can be first tested by the customers who have amazon android devices and then buy the apps if they feel that the apps will be beneficial for them or if they like the app.

Other Android Devices

The Google Play which is the appstore for Android by Google does not have the option to test the devices. So there is no way for the customer to know whether the app is actually useful for him or her before buying. To buy the expensive apps customers might get a little apprehensive before trying out the apps themselves.

There is a way however to avoid this problem. If the following steps are followed one can test apps on Google Play also without spending the money. First step, go to the Google Android market from your device. Next step is to reach the paid app that you want on Google play. Then install the app and test it for a few minutes. If you do not want the app after testing you just ask for a refund. To ask for a refund go back to the Google Android Market and to “My Apps”. There will be a list of the apps you have installed. The app which you have just installed will have a refund button. Once you click on it, there will be a question asked as to why you want a refund. Next step is to select “I’d rather not say” option. The refund process will start and you will be refunded your money in a few minutes and the app will be uninstalled.

Trying the app before buying is always beneficial as it helps you save money that you would spend on apps without checking them out beforehand.


Vivek Singh Tomar is a digital marketing professional & founder of techywhack.com. You can follow him on Google+.

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