Ad-supported desktop software?
Posted on 2013-01-01
Hi, it seems like lots of cloud apps and mobile device apps are profitable by using in-app advertising.
Is this also possible with a windows desktop application? I'm wondering if, rather than releasing a "trial" version of software with a nag screen, it would be better to just have in-app advertising, that they can get rid of by purchasing.
I understand that this would require internet connectivity to use the software (at least the trial version) but maybe that's fine.
Is there any precedent for this, or any reason it's not a good idea?