A few months ago, a group of researchers working on a new smartphone app asked a bunch of smartphone users to name the apps they liked the most.
And the results were pretty cool: the top three apps that were used were all Android phones, with iPhone apps at No. 1.
The team asked the users to say if they had bought any apps, and when asked if they were happy with the results, they had an even bigger hit on their minds.
The study is titled “I’ve got your back: Why app purchases matter” and is available on the Web.
The app is called “Get My Apple” and was created by the team at the University of Colorado, Denver, and the University at Buffalo.
Their main goal was to show that the purchase of an app doesn’t necessarily hurt an app’s quality.
“I wanted to test a hypothesis,” said the authors of the study, Chris O’Reilly and Ryan W. Jones.
“That apps are just so much more appealing when you pay for them.”
So the team tested the idea out in a bunch more users, asking them to describe the apps that they were looking forward to buying.
When asked which app they thought would be the best for them, the results are surprisingly good.
They chose apps that had a good story and had lots of options for customization.
They also chose apps with a nice interface, and apps that could easily be customized.
What’s more, the top-rated apps were all in the category of mobile games, which is a very niche category.
The top three games that were downloaded the most were Angry Birds, which was downloaded about 10 times more than any other app, and Candy Crush Saga, which got a total of 10 times as many downloads as any other game.
In addition, the researchers found that people who downloaded Angry Birds were happier, and rated it higher than people who didn’t.
“These are just a few of the things that you can learn from this study,” said Jones, the lead author of the paper.
The findings suggest that when people feel they’re making a positive purchase on a product, they’ll pay more attention to the features and apps than they would otherwise.
It could be that buying an extra dollar is worth the price of admission.
“You’ll notice that there’s more money going to the game and more attention paid to it,” Jones said.
“We don’t think of apps and games as having to do with the consumer.
You buy the app, you get the game.”
That’s why the researchers also wanted to find out how people rated their experience when they first got the app.
When people got their first app, they were surprised to find that the price was much cheaper than they thought.
The researchers found a similar pattern: when people first get an app they like, they tend to rate it as a positive experience, and they’ll spend more money when they’ve already bought the app compared to when they haven’t.
But when they’re first getting an app that they like more, they may spend less.
That may be because they’re more used to the app and want to keep using it, but when they finally get to the next app they actually like, the price is much higher.
The takeaway, of course, is that paying for an app can be a good thing.
It’s a way to test out a theory that has been proven time and time again.
“It’s a very effective way to measure the effectiveness of an application,” said O’Brien, who was also involved in the study.
“The way we measured it, it’s more like you’re just seeing the average price of the product versus the average cost of the app.”
He also thinks that the researchers should have asked the people whether they had ever purchased an app before they started their study.
Maybe they would have had more information to work with.
But, for the most part, people who’ve never bought an app are likely to say that they didn’t spend much money.
“This could be a very powerful indicator,” said Lachlan Broughton, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“They’ll probably be a little more careful in future studies to look at how much they spent before they got an app.”
This isn’t the first study to show how apps can boost user engagement.
In 2012, a study by researchers at the Harvard Business School and Columbia University found that if you could get a friend to pay for an iPhone app, it could be worth about $2.
But that study was only for paying for the app on their own.
“A friend could potentially pay for this for you,” Broughtington said.
And it’s important to note that this isn’t just a question of buying apps, though that’s often the case.
“What we’re trying to do is make an argument that the value of a product is tied to its ability to help people in the long run,” Boughton said,