Love his books but it looks like it just links to his videos and articles. A behavioural psychologist should have known that people would be furious at a 'free app' that then springs a subscription fee on them. Also, who the heck has ever had a desire to be in people's pocket, what the!!!
Not free. It's kind of sad that some developers still don't understand that there is the opportunity to make a lot of money and still give out your service for free (Facebook is just one of many examples). Just all around a bad business model that won't last.
Loved the app! Absolutely amazing and worth having it on the phone! I personally love all the Sir Dan Ariely's books, social experiments and his dedication towards the work. To those who have rated with one start: Dear friends, yes, the app contains with lots of videos, audios and others valuable information for a reasonable cost (certainly not for free) but it's important to know that the money goes to the fund of created by the Sir Dan Ariely's work fund (which shall be primary be used for the work) so that many people can get benefited at large!
I subscribed, I saw, and I did not like it. I subscribed just to see what the app does, but it is merely an interface to all contents produced by Ariely. The app does not directly help in managing behavioural issues. Rather, it teaches about them, which is another thing entirely.
Ariety should have known already that it is not a good idea to ask for a payment before the user has tried the app features. Epic failure
First screen requires you to make a purchase. This is useless if you want to try for free.
I have no intention to commit to pay (and later cancel) just to see what the app does, no matter who's name is on it
You have to pay to use, not a free app.
It is not a free app. Reported.
It doesn't remind you before it charges subscription fee after a month.
It's a great app.
People giving this 1 star are being idiots. You subscribe up front but your first month is free. So you do get to see ALL of the features before actually paying anything and you can cancel before the first payment if you're not interested. It's the same with Netflix and other subscription services... why is THIS such an issue.
People who gave this one star were not exaggerating. You can't even see what the app does before you tell it how much money you'll give them. Terrible. 0 thought put into the app. I love Dan Ariely but this only has his name. I can't say if it has anything more since I wasn't going to pay on the off chance it might.
It is irrational to believe that anyone would want to subscribe to this app immediately upon the first open. On the other hand, it's completely predictable that this app has 99% uninstalls within 30 sec.
Before even being able to see what the app has to offer, it blocks you with this subscription window. Before I'm going to sign up to potentially pay for a monthly subscription, I'd like to be able to see what the application is all about. The video about with the octopus is nice, but it doesn't let me see the app in a functional state.
When demand for payment is the first interaction you know it is going to be a terrible experience. Let me use it, show me it's valuable then let's talk about cost.
Fantastic app! It is well worth the money. All the other comments did not even give it a chance. They obviously did not read the details about the free trial! Very useful and informative. Before installing Pocket Ariely, I was unmotivated, prone to sudden mood changes, and deeply unhappy. Now,things that took me hours of work only take minutes, my boss compliments me every day, and I found my husband from dating advice on the app!!! I also followed Prof Ariely's advice on invest all my money into Golden Corral coupons, which has paid off big time and I'm already shopping for my next Villa houses in San Francisco!!!
Wasted my time..Is it part of some kind of your sneaky study .If it's not, so sad that you violated basic principle of everything you teach..At least let people watch your free blog and YouTube
Tries to charge you money without even being able to see what it does first. Bizarre.
You have to buy the app, but you only find out once it's installed. Is it a 'nudge' - or just a way around paying to the app store?
Disappointed that this is the output of a group in the business of behaviour change
Doesn't let you in without paying.
Really? Payment information on the first screen?
Dan, i believe you have miserably failed here in predicting the behaviour of the users, ratings of this app is heading anywhere (Because it is not free of cost). How somone is supposed to pay without even experiencing it?? , terrible.
The app asks for a monthly or yearly subscription without even describing what the app does. As a long time supporter, I am deeply disappointed in this product presented by Mr. Ariely. We might be irrational, but asking for a subscription on the opening screen is CRAZY!
It's a nice consolidation of much of what is freely available on YouTube, Ted and various blogs. I'm sure in future with more exclusive content it'll be worth paying for but right now I don't think it is.
I cracked the app so I don't have to pay for this.