Fightstats app - paid but no longer available

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  1. thegrailer
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    New phone and I just realized that the flightstats paid app no longer exists. Grrrr! What gives? Was the paid version simply a ploy to get some free cash or something? Just ranting a bit here but my vote is against those bast@rds at this point. I paid, where is my product :mad: The CS at flightstats didn't help their cause with their replies to my inquiries.

    /rant off

    Cheers all
     
  2. Mike Reed

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    You didn't say iOS or Android, but you did back the app up after your purchase, correct? If it's been removed from the App Store you're SOL.

    Remember, you do not own apps that you buy. You own a license to use them. BIG difference.

    Same with digital music, books and video that have DRM. You're buying a license.
     
  3. FlyingBear
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    That's not always correct, but companies do behave like it is.
     
  4. Mike Reed

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    If it's DRM'ed, when is that not correct?
     
  5. FlyingBear
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    Considering that even the definition of what DRM is and what it's for is not absolutely nailed down, you might want to figure out a more specific question to ask. For starters, you appear to be mistaking DRM on a product with a product itself.
     
  6. Mike Reed

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    You and I must be talking about two separate things in two separate posts.

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  7. thegrailer
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    No way to tell at this point if it was a license or not at this point. Gone from the Droid app store and my mistake for not backing it up (Google is allegedly looking it). That being said, this is a ff community and Flightstats is a ff tool. My interest was to spread the word of 1) the poor cs, and 2) the money grab. This isn't a case where the app no longer exists, the the paid version was simply dumped for an add supported free version after folks paid. I paid. I expected a product. (gotta stop ranting lol)

    Cheers
     
  8. anileze

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    I think DRM gives one, perpetual right to use the book (in this case kindle). So, DRM does mean different things to different companies & products.
     
  9. Mike Reed

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    It all depends on the license. Different products have different licenses.
     
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    Agreed !
     

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