GraphPad Freeware – Removed from the App Store

Probably the most interesting thing to other App Developers is how Apps are selling on the App Store.  There are well over a million Apps available now, making marketing and selling Apps considerably more challenging then when the App Store first opened.  At this point GraphPad is completely buried in the App Store, so it appears that the biggest problem with selling GraphPad is getting the word out.  To do this, I have a freeware version that I used to hopefully market GraphPad as well as give users the opportunity to try GraphPad before buying.  How well that actually works has always been something of a mystery, until recently at least.

The screenshot below shows the monthly stats on my GraphPad products from the App Store.  There’s a noticeable spike of downloads on October 21st when I had over 8 thousand downloads of the freeware version.  I have no idea why the sudden spike in downloads, someone somewhere wrote a review or promoted it in some fashion, but it was a one day event and the downloads immediately returned to their pre-spike numbers afterwards.  Unfortunately, the spike resulted in absolutely no change in either purchases of GraphPad, visits to my webpage or blog, or contacts from prospective buyers.  My conclusion, therefore, is that having a freeware product doesn’t have a significant positive affect on sales and in fact, may be actually reducing purchases for users who find the freeware version adequate for their purposes.  Since there’s no positive impact on sales and a very probable negative impact, I’ve decided to remove the freeware version for the time being.  Customers who sincerely would like to try GraphPad before purchasing can contact me through my website below and I’ll be happy to setup a 30 day trial for them to work with.

GraphPad Website:     http://www.graphPadPro.com

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Table Enhancements under development

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New Feature under development – Components

This video shows the current state of the Components feature and how library items with components interact with tables.

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GraphPad – Arcs at the intersection of Lines.

One of the features I really wanted to add to GraphPad was the ability to create an Arc, of a certain radius, based on the intersection of 2 lines.  This makes it easy to create bezels, however, it also leads to interesting behavior when rotation the lines through 360 degrees, or reversing geometry created with arcs based on the intersection of two lines, as the video below shows.

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How the City of New York uses GraphPad for its Sidewalk Inspections.

The City of New York has been using GraphPad for its sidewalk inspections since 2014 to complete their Preliminary Inspection Report (PIR).  The following video demonstrates the forms they use as well as their library of symbols, how they are deployed across all their iPads as well as new features in GraphPad that could be of use to the inspectors and other departments within the DOT.

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GraphPad – Integration

Demonstration of how GraphPad allows users to enter appointments that can be mapped for turn by turn directions and for pre-populating forms as well as how GraphPad can use this same map view to integrate with backend systems.

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Calculating the cost of Insulation

The following video demonstrates how easy it is to use GraphPad to calculate the cost of insulation.

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