PoolMath App Export Question

sbcpool

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Mar 10, 2015
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Upland, CA
From reading older messages it seems like there used to be an option to export CSV, but I don't see that in the latest version. Before I go paid I want to verify that I'm not going to suffer from "vendor lock in." I'm guessing nobody would intentionally remove the user's access to their own data in a usable format, so I'm sure I'm just missing it. Apologies if it's asked and answered. Searching the forums only found references to old versions and the app no longer has the options where they are described.

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Leebo

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Let me peak with the developer as I don’t have an android device on hand right now. I know on iOS it’s there but I’m wondering if we missed something. If you need assistance sending data out I can help ya out. 👍
 
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sbcpool

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Mar 10, 2015
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Upland, CA
Ironic. Not seeing that feature is what was preventing me from subscribing. If someone can confirm it's available after subscribing I'm happy to do so. Ideally a potential customer could see that feature beforehand to evaluate whether the export is useful for their purposes. I've seen some applications that export to CSV, but in a way that's so convoluted that it was less work to manually re-enter the data in a new application than it would have been to parse their CSV.
 

sbcpool

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Mar 10, 2015
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Upland, CA
I didn't know whether it was an Android version issue or a subscription issue. After subscribing I see that it's there.

I think the conversion rate might be higher if potential subscribers can see all the functionality they're missing out on before subscribing. If all the features are hidden from the free version they don't know what they're missing and may think the app doesn't do what they want. That's why I prefer demos with full functionality for a limited time or with a limited number of entries (like 2 log entries or something).

EDIT - Almost forgot my manners. Thank you to everybody.
 

cme4oil

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I didn't know whether it was an Android version issue or a subscription issue. After subscribing I see that it's there.

I think the conversion rate might be higher if potential subscribers can see all the functionality they're missing out on before subscribing. If all the features are hidden from the free version they don't know what they're missing and may think the app doesn't do what they want. That's why I prefer demos with full functionality for a limited time or with a limited number of entries (like 2 log entries or something).

EDIT - Almost forgot my manners. Thank you to everybody.
Not a bad idea really, the option should be there, grayed out with maybe a message to the fact that it is a subscription only option.