At first i too was taken back by seeing an extra app and not knowing why it was there... [communication could be clearer].
However it does serve a purpose, despite how unclear their intents might have been, and that is added functionality to coverscout - so in a sense they were trying to save you a hassle from downloading the demo.
While one can argue one side or the other, and personally Im of the camp who likes software to have all it needs included in it already, the app is fairly decent.
- The main draw back I have found, as I believe I mentioned earlier, is that searches can hang, and if you want to stop a search it continues spinning regardless of your action.
- Another awkward bit is that it does fill up cache... while it is understandable that its to give you the option of not having to wait for a search reload if you choose to change photos, the likelyhood of doing so is slim, and thus would be nice to have an option to have cache cleared on quit.
- Registration, its the bane of the internet... everybody and their brother wants you to register and its quite annoying, but is not limited to this company - though in software it is again awkward for those used to the mac 'ease of use' mentality we all grew up with.
- ID3 tags... what gives?
I have read the complaints about it and that turns me off from using songgenie and I have basically stopped using coverscout afterwards trying to analyze any changes to my itunes files... [which i dont see a single change]
- Developer interaction:
I will say that the interface was kind of cool, but what impresses me more are developers who come on forums and chat, and even a couple have had updates during the nanoheist.
This kind of thing sticks to memory and Im more likely to want to use the app, thus want to upgrade, thus want to recommend, etc.
Equinux could really help things if they poked their head in here.
Sure its not fun when people seem to be 'riding' on your programs, etc.
You have to ignore the extra and see the heart of what the issue is... people will soften and there is a genuine interest there.
Anyway, I know I havent developed any apps, so these guys are already one up on me... easier to get used to things just working and forget that it does take that extra something to make a company/product stick out.