New Trial for Handy Japanese

20. February 2012 20:30 by Jonathan Bruce in   //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Starting later this week version 2.6 of Handy Japanese will be available in the Marketplace. This version includes a new trial mode that supports all the features of the full version, but with integrated advertising. This will not effect any current owners of the software, you will never see any ads. 

Since the beginning, the trial mode experience hasn't been what I wanted to provide. I wasn't able to limit access in the way that I initially wanted and have been planning for a long time to switch to an ad-supported model. In November of last year Microsoft opened up their advertising platform to Canada (where I am based) so it's just been up to me to find the time in my busy schedule to implement it. I've had a lot of contract jobs lately that have needed my attention but I've now completed work on the ad-supported version.

Hopefully this means more satisfied customers and more profit for me (let's not kid about this, if I could afford to live off apps I would).