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Posted May 7, 2013
Useless turnoff; don't bother
Call me crazy, but I thought "lite" versions should offer enticing, realistic previews of apps' capabilities. A tasty bite of a fuctional app, if you will, that makes you want to upgrade to the whole, richer-featured enchilada. That's true for most lite apps I've installed on my various devices. But not so this one. In fact this "lite" app is so much the opposite that it's a turnoff.
The app has minimal functionality: turn it on, hear eerie "music", touch the blob on the left, and drag it to the rightside of the screen. I saw no discernible gravity or antigravity features. (What's up with that?) And then nuthin', nada, zip, squat. At that point, you have a choice to repeat this meaningless transaction or choose another level (which you must purchase). But this app has such minimal functionality it doesn't make one excited, invested, or curious enough to do either.
Moreover, this "app" (I use the term loosely) it violates a fundamental usability feature that Nook imposes on all developers: it has no exit feature. Want to turn if off? (And you will want to, quickly.) There's no obvious way to to so. I fiddled with the Nook button and the device's on/off button, and somehow I escaped without having to reboot my Nook. Whew!
The developers would do themselves (and users alike) a favor to withdraw this "lite" app from the Nook Store, return to the drawing board, and remain there 'til they make this "lite" app a tasty, realistic preview. Or ditch the "lite" version altogether. Please.
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