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by Chuck — Nov 17
I see what you're saying, but my feeling is that if an app doesn't do anything unique and useful, people won't pay for it, so there's no need to fret.

Disco is actually the perfect example of how your feeling logical as it seems is wrong. Thousands of people paid for Disco without knowing anything except the following:

# Like AppZapper, it is a simple and sexy utility
# It has 3d particle effects
# It can take advantage of the motion sensor on a laptop
# It can detect when you blow in the microphone
# The above 3 features are totally unrelated to the core function

Oh, and there were some screenshots of the cool effects without actually revealing any of the functionality.

So, will people buy an app just because it is said to be "sexy" and have extraneous 3D particle smoke? Yes.
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