We are happy to present our new app Geometry: Constructions Tutor. With Geometry: Constructions Tutor learn to make constructions with compass, pencil and straightedge. Learn constructions by watching animated demonstrations. Switch to the practice mode and make a construction yourself to test your knowledge and understanding. The application will check the construction when you’re done and tell you if you’re correct. Let the program confirm your constructions and build your confidence!
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In this post we’d like to address a very delicate issue of Geometry Pad pricing and uncover our strategy on pricing of apps in general.
Probably number one reason for one and two star ratings on Apple App Store and Google Play is that there is not enough free features in Geometry Pad. We totally understand users frustration when they download a free application just to discover that a lot of the features are premium only. It was made this way because Geometry Pad was never intended to be free. However, we strongly believe that users need to be given a taste of an application before they decide to buy it. Unfortunately, Apple App Store policies explicitly prohibit demo and trial modes for the published apps. So it was no way to go for Geometry Pad. As an alternative we had to create a free app that is actually useful and put all advanced features into the premium features pack. That way users get a plenty of free features to use, it complies with Apple policies and we have a source of revenue that allows us to sustain our small company.
That’s a related issue we’d like to cover. We are just a small development studio. We don’t have any external funding, we’re not a part of a big company or an educational institution and we don’t have a trust fund to live off. The price we charge for Geometry Pad is an essential source of revenue that is put back into the project and our team members. Being a paid application is the only way for Geometry Pad to survive. At least for now.
We’ve been working hard on Geometry Pad for over a year now and we feel like $5.99 is a fair price for the app. The price rose from $2.99 as we were adding more and more features. And it might rise again in the future. We don’t plan any price decreases as we believe it would be unfair to the users who already paid the full price and contributed into the project by spreading the word about it and giving us a great feedback.
As always, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
We are receiving a great volume of response from our Geometry Pad users. We feel very fortunate to have so much positive feedback and so many great, thoughtful users. We do realize that even though Geometry Pad has proven to be useful to a lot of students and educators around the globe, we still have some work to do. And we have big plans for the future versions.
First of all, we’d like to improve the features we already have. Fortunately, our users have plenty of good suggestions and that’s what we will focus on. Secondly, we’d like to implement more features to cover even more topics in geometry and calculus and to make Geometry Pad even more interactive, engaging and fun to use. In this case, we are not going to put just some random features in. We will add what is most asked for. Thankfully we already have a number of great candidates. Please let us know over e-mail or in comments below what are your suggestions!
And that’s our plans for the spring and summer of 2013!
We are happy to announce the new web site for our STEM projects! With adding one more application it became clear that zonmobiledev.com can not accommodate all of our existing and future apps anymore. The stemonmobile.com name also better conveys what we think our apps are about. We’d like to focus on science, math and engineering because that what we had a great deal of experience with and that’s what we are passionate about.
Please let us know what you think about the web site and about our apps in the comments below!