Free To Play… Before Buying

Recently I became acquainted with app.io.  It allows you to run a simulator build of your app within an iframe on a webpage.  This way you can let users play with your app before purchasing it.  You can see the results of embedding Buttermilk below.

Of course the frame rate is WAY LOW (but it is under the Xcode simulator as well).  I also removed the chrome in order for it to fit in with my blog.  You can see how I integrated it with my website here for the full effect.

I think this is a terrific way to let your customer see your app and interact with it v.s. just watching a video.

Have fun!

UPDATE: I made a suggestion to the app.io guys about using a non-retina simulator to help speed things up.  Here was their response.

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UPDATE #2: Looks like they’ve implemented the non-retina mode and things are running much faster now!

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2 Responses to “Free To Play… Before Buying”

  1. Terry on March 11th, 2014 3:58 pm

    Hey, I would like to try using app.io for my Corona apps but I don’t see any instructions on their website about how to prep a Corona app for onboarding in their system. Care to share some information?

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