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After asking this, receiving information about this concept, and brainstorming, I'd like to mention a solution that I'm strongly considering for this problem: A hybrid of the "nag-screen". Rather than throw a pop-up to annoy the user, or a timer to delay the user, I think the best approach is, as a gateway to the service (in my case, playing a video in ...


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In software, what you are describing is generally know as a 'nag screen' - a popup or interstitial screen that the user has to dismiss in order to use the content. The only warning I would add is that you will be walking a fine line between encouraging your users to purchase the full content and annoying them to the point where they abandon the product. ...


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You could add a countdown timer - i've seen it on some websites, or a captcha, or do something else annoying like reduce video quality. However, these just discourage people from using your app (as do ads), and your number one problem will be getting people to use it, not making it uncomfortable enough for them to pay for an upgrade. Your question is ...


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there is no control over the video that’s being streamed and that's about it. In order to allow this, they would need an incredible amount of resources in order to control something with very small return. And they would need to do it constantly. For example, let's say I add a very nice and informative video about science. Then, after a few seconds or ...



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