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Why no promotions for desktop developers?

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  • Why no promotions for desktop developers?

    I am a desktop developer and while I am not necessarily in a position to move from v10.5 to v.11 I am curious. Over the past months I have seen countless emails promoting v11 Developer with AppServer and feature packs. Sometimes 2 or 3 a day. I have not seen many if any promotions for Developer plus Runtime. I know there is a huge interest in web development and many if not the majority consider it the future. Still there are a number of us working on new desktop apps or maintaining existing ones, and at some point we will want to move to v11. The right promotion or sale will be a great encouragement towards moving us there.

    I know A5 has said they are not forgetting the desktop developer but ... then maybe I am just on the wrong email list server.
    Regards,

    John W.
    www.CustomReportWriters.net

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    Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

    I will applaud this!!
    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #3
      Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

      +2

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      • #4
        Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

        +3
        See our Hybrid Option here;
        https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


        There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
        Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.

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        • #5
          Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

          +4
          Jo Hulsen
          Dommel Valley Solutions
          The Netherlands

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          • #6
            Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

            +5
            "Knowledge without application is useless."

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            • #7
              Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

              I was curious about the lack of desktop specials myself, so I e-mailed Alpha. I received a fast and courteous response offering me the Version 11 developer and v11 Runtime software, at a very fair price. I promptly paid the amount requested and awaited the items in the mail. After 2 weeks went by and not hearing anything, I e-mailed my salesperson again only to be sent a puzzling response with an attached generic letter from Richard saying I attempted to buy something that was no longer supported by Alpha and some references to subscription pricing..

              I have since requested clarification on whether the desk top is dead or what is up?? Needless to say I have asked for my money back if I can't buy the A5V11 runtime & developer versions, I am not interested in subscriptions or web development. I suspect a mistake has been made, or should I say I hope a mistake has been made.

              Very strange, given all my years of good experiences dealing with Alpha....

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              • #8
                Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

                You are not to only one Mike who isn't interested in either subscriptions or WAS, however the "bundling" of Desktop and WAS makes it difficult to separate the two for sales purposes.
                There was an offer on a while back where you could buy just the desktop only dev version but that seems to have disappeared.
                Seems that what the customer wants is not what Alpha are now selling. The old adage "we make what we can sell, as opposed to selling what we make", isn't appropriate any more.

                Suggest you contact [email protected] personally and ask for the goods as offered or at least a full V11 and R/Time for the same price.
                See our Hybrid Option here;
                https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
                Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

                  All too often the people that love AlphaSoftware most are the most critical.
                  A quick view of the website reveals the offering shown below.

                  Gregg
                  https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

                    When I started this thread it had to do with the primary focus of all the recent A5 offers, blog posts, etc being about web side of the product. Also there have been some web dev packages in the promotions that I have not seen duplicated for those of us on the desktop. I expressed concern that this may be a sign of.... well you know. I appreciated I could go the web site and pay full price for the upgrade which is not something I am inclined to do. That however misses the underlying point of the op.
                    Regards,

                    John W.
                    www.CustomReportWriters.net

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                    • #11
                      Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

                      The great thing about alpha software is you can call and ask about the promotions.
                      A while back they had promotions for desktop only developers, and then for web only developers.
                      I questioned the web only offer as it was something I hadn't seen before. After some conversation
                      I was able to get a desktop developers license and runtime at a reasonable prices.
                      Gregg
                      https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

                        My situation was, as I suspected, a mistake. Or better put, a problem on my part. The e-mail purchase confirmation went into my junk mail folder, even though I get all the other Alpha stuff ok. There was no real answer to the puzzling e-mail telling me that Alpha was not supporting the product I purchased, except a statement that V11 is still supported.

                        As Gregg notes above and John confirms, the products are on the website, albeit at a higher price than what I paid. I, like Gregg, asked for a promotional price and it was offered. But the real question of this thread remains, why are we not getting promotional e-mails for the desktop??

                        To be clear, it appears I have purchased a Desktop Developers version and unlimited Runtime, both Version 11, although I must admit I thought I was buying the full developer version.....but that would be a different thread.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Why no promotions for desktop developers?

                          Shows what I know! Had no idea they were seperate.

                          I thought I was buying the full developer version.....
                          Dave Mason
                          [email protected]
                          Skype is dave.mason46

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