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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Jun 18, 2011
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This topic is primarily for those beta testing the iPhone mobile app. If you're one of those testers - tell us what you think!

Don't forget to review our official plans here:
www.mountainproject.com/mobileApps.php


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By Steve R.
From Oakland, CA
Jun 19, 2011
Steve at Table Rock, Napa, CA

Stoked to see an iPhone app on the way! MountainProject has helped me out on the rock on more than a few occasions, including getting me out of a jam! As far as pricing goes, I for one would be happy to pay a couple bucks to avoid the ads. Cannot stand ad-supported apps.


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By saxfiend
Administrator
From Decatur, GA
Jun 20, 2011
Relaxing at the P1 belay of Fruit Loops at Rumbling Bald.

I think you should definitely charge a fee for this app, even if it's only $0.99. I'm sure developing and maintaining the app costs somebody something; if you make it free to start with and later decide you need to get some monetary compensation, people will squawk a lot more than if they paid for it in the first place.

JL


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By Rick Blair
From Denver
Jun 20, 2011
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth.  Great to lower with.  You gotta love over engineering.  $3 at a gear swap!

I would rather pay for a good app then install a free app that sucks.


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By Jesse Davidson
From san diego, ca
Jun 20, 2011
n cascades <br />

$3.99. would pay it without thinking twice.


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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Jun 20, 2011
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me? Hint, its on Supercrack Buttress

Bump to continue the discussion. We've had alot of internal debate on this, and we'd love to hear as many opinions as possible.


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By Jesse Davidson
From san diego, ca
Jun 20, 2011
n cascades <br />

i had another idea for an app feature, is this the proper place to mention it? Another place better? Anyway, here it is... I want to be able to record my position and associate it with a climb. The way there is a consensus rating, I want a consensus coordinates. The MP database is often not that useful if you aren't already familiar with an area. If someone could stand at the base of a route and say to MP "I am right at the base of superhedralmax 2000" that would be very helpful to me. It could also automatically generate the data used to determine left to right or right to leftness.


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By Mike Pharris
From Longmont, CO
Jun 20, 2011
Climbing above Black Lake

a nominal fee of $1.99 or whatever would be peferable to having ads on the app.

ads on a website are fine, and MP does a good job i think in controling the size so they aren't intrusive on a monitor, but on a small phone screen any ads would be in the way.


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By Daniel_L
From Orem, UT
Jun 20, 2011
Climbing the umbilical cord, the bolt just to my left was a spinner. Two really deep holds right there but they sound so hollow.

I'd much rather pay an annual subscription then have to deal with ads. I think anything under $5 would be acceptable. Still a whole hell of a lot cheaper than buying guidebooks and wouldn't take up any extra room in pack.


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By Lovey Harwood
Jun 20, 2011
Lovey

I def would pay not to have ads on iPhone app, especially an MP app!


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By sstrauss
From Denver
Jun 20, 2011
Dream Weaver in it's death throws

The only curiousity I have is whether the app version is going to provide any difference to the mobile version. What's the benefit of having the app version? I read through and looked at the planned material for the app. Correct me if I'm wrong but it looks like a quicker way to the same info. And at the end of the day, cell phone reception (3G or Wifi) is not able to be accessed at a lot of places.
Do I think people will pay it? Sure. $3.99 and people would be all over it. But we seem to be a somewhat discerning bunch.
Just some constructive criticism and questions.

Thanks,

Sean


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By Jeremy Kasmann
From Denver, CO
Jun 20, 2011

sstrauss wrote:
The only curiousity I have is whether the app version is going to provide any difference to the mobile version. What's the benefit of having the app version? I read through and looked at the planned material for the app. Correct me if I'm wrong but it looks like a quicker way to the same info. And at the end of the day, cell phone reception (3G or Wifi) is not able to be accessed at a lot of places.


It lets you download the data, so you don't have to be connected to use it.


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By Robert 560
From The Land of the Lost
Jun 20, 2011
Secret Crag

After having the opportunity to beta test this app I would be happy to pay a fee to be able to use it. I think the adds would only detract from the now awesome app.


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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Jun 20, 2011
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.

I just logged onto MP in hopes that I could D/L the app right now. Unfortunately, I guess it's still in beta testing.

I'd be happy to pay $5 for the MP app. If I was able to D/L it now, I'd happily pay $10. :)

--Marc


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By wankel7
From Indiana
Jun 20, 2011

If I could download the app and database to my Android phone I would pay $10.

I guess my only question is about the money thing. It seems most of the data is user submitted. So you would be charging money for other peoples labor that they contributed to a free site. That seems a bit weird. What would the money be used for?

Also, I would hope the comment section would be included in the app. Sometimes user comments are just as important as the mp data.


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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Jun 21, 2011

for a pretty decent worldwide guidebook on my phone? i'd easily pay $5-$10 and not even think twice about it- the accessibility and beta alone make it well worth the price.


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By Hugh Brown
From St. Paul
Jun 21, 2011

I'm on board with $3.99. That seems like a very fair price.


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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Jun 21, 2011
Personal Photo

Thanks for all the replies so far - your feedback is appreciated. Please not that we're NOT considering a one time charge, as many of you seem to refer to.

MP is an ever-growing, constantly updating set of data, and the app will be continuously evolving and updating data too, so what we're talking about is an annual subscription to access the data.


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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Jun 21, 2011
Mathematical!

I'd be happy to pay $3 or $4 dollars for the app, and/or a $1 or $2 yearly subscription fee, if you guys decide to go that route.


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By Zac Snelling
From Breckenridge, CO
Jun 21, 2011

I would definitely pay up to 10$ for the Android app, especially if we could add routes and photos as well as GPS coordinates.


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By Mike Anderson
From Dayton, OH
Jun 21, 2011

I'd pay as much as $20, but the more I pay, the more I expect to get.


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By John McNamee
Administrator
From Littleton, CO
Jun 21, 2011
Artist Tears P3

Looks like I finally have a reason to buy a smart phone.

I would think about 9.99 to get initial app and then 1.99 a year for updates would be a good choice.


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By JPFox
From SLC, UT
Jun 21, 2011
View from Pine Creek's Final Rap

4.99, happily


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By Dean Raynes
Jun 21, 2011
Me leading up the last pitch on Center Thumb

$5-$10 would be great or more if we get more. Just today I was in big cottonwood wishing I got service, cause I forgot the book in the car.


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By joshua rodas
Jun 22, 2011
high ball v3

If you expect me to pay .99-$1 per year your crazy! I say this because i would gladly pay at least $5 and really wouldn't expect MP to charge less. Obviously if MP only charged .99-$1 per year there would be no complaining from me. After reading this article it made me realize why i should be ok with paying for an app.

www.inc.com/magazine/20101101/go-ahead-raise-your-businesss->>>

i love you Mountain Project


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By Jon Rabinowitz
Jun 22, 2011

As soon as I saw the iPhone/Android link at the top of the page I immediately clicked it. I then read through the features but was quickly disappointed that it was in a limited beta version only. I'd pay $.99 for the beta version since it sounds better than most $.99 apps as is. You can even have the beta version expire or be limited to one crag once newer releases come out. Then we can pay the nominal annual fee of $2-$5 then after. I want this for the Gunks and the Daks painfully bad. PALEASEEEE


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