I have received a lot of emails & comments about adding an option to have Automatic/Scheduled Backups and I want to do that but I am in a dilemma about it. Right now the app displays an advertisement when its opened I get some cents from it every time someone clicks on those. When I add the functionality to add Scheduled Backups there won’t be a need to open the app often as its supposed to take the backups without the user needing to do anything.
I have the option of making a paid app which does not have ads and has the scheduled backups but Google has not enabled paid Apps for developers in Australia so I cannot upload the paid app in the Android Market. The other option I have is to publish the paid app on an alternate market like SlideMe.org but I do not know if users will actually be willing to buy apps from there.

So, I would like to know what your thoughts on:

  • Would you be willing to pay for a paid SMS Backup & Restore app which is ad-free and has Scheduled Backups?
  • If yes, how much would you be willing to pay for it?
  • Would you be willing to buy the paid app from an alternate market like SlideMe.org?
  • Any other way you can suggest where I can get some monetary rewards to keep developing the app and other apps?

Please add your comments on this below or email me at: android at riteshsahu dot com.

Update: I’ve decided to add the scheduled backup option in the app and to keep the apps free for now, with a button to donate on each of the apps. There is a reminder to donate when using scheduled backups.