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The next morning, having spent time exploring all the wonderful work that Update has done to his home, I suggest we find a place for brunch.
“There’s a great new place just down the street that I’ve been meaning to try out,” he says. “They have this really interesting model and are opening locations across the world.”
His eyes light up as he takes my hand rushing us out the door. “Hurry, we don’t want to wait in line!”
“So, what makes this place so special?” I ask, knowing that if it’s anything like the other places we’ve explored together, Update will have done tons of research. He’s so cute like that.
I can tell he’s been waiting for this question. The twinkle in his eye grows.
“It’s a lot like Wattpad,” he says. “You go in and they have loads of amazing, diverse, delicious free options. And they’ll always serve those options. But they’ve also got a special menu full of delicious, hand-selected items -- items that used to be part of an exclusive trial menu and are now available permanently. Developed by a variety of really talented chefs, you can pay for these special items. It helps support them on their culinary journey.”
“Wow, it really is just like Paid Stories on Wattpad!” I reply excitedly.
He wasn’t kidding when he said they were similar. This restaurant even has their own currency, just like the Coins you get on Wattpad to support Paid Stories.
“All this talk has really built up my appetite,” I say.
I grab Update’s hand and begin to pull. “What are you waiting for, slowpoke?!”
Ratings and Reviews
Wattpad has, and always will be, an amazing app to write and read books. Sure there are some updates that not a whole heck of a lot of us like. Yes, I am one of those people. I know there are a few glitches or bugs for certain people, but I am not one of those. The app is perfectly fine, and I have had no problems with it at all. Sure at first I wondered why I didn’t get any notifications popping up, but when I thought about it, it was a blessing. I didn’t have a red circle right above it telling me I had over 10 notifications saying someone posted this or that. So I actually have no issues with this app besides the cover. Not a fan of the newly updated version of the symbol we all knew and loved. The orange isn’t the same and I just feel that you’ve taken this whole “update” to a new level, that I personally wasn’t ready for. I’m not saying at all that it is terrible and you should change it back, but to consider it. Sure it’s just the cover, and I am most definitely over reacting, but I don’t care. It’s just too different from the old signature Wattpad symbol. Instagram changed its color, you changed more than just its color, and we all know it. I feel like it’s the app that’s just trying to fit in with everything. I thought it was perfectly fine before hand. There was no need to spruce it up or add a fresh coat of paint, as it had said in the update story. It was fine just as it was, honestly.
Pros and cons and why
I really like Wattpad and there is a lot of controversy about this app from the people who use it. I believe that this is because recently they have commenced a new system where you can get a subscription and have these coins that you can use to read certain books that writers have published and have been locked until you use said coins to open it and a lot of readers do not like this. And as a reader I understand why but as a writer I can also understand why for some riders this is how they make their money when Wattpad pushes ads at you every two or three chapters it helps to get the riders paid and I don’t understand that the ads get annoying but again it’s how some writers make their money. Same thing with the subscription. I think that a majority of wattpad is still free in spite of the select few books that are no longer available to readers. There still a large and I mean a large variety of books open to the public and you can still write and publish your own books from both the website and the app which is more than what some systems give you such as inkitt. If you are second guessing downloading this app please don’t second guess just download it and if you don’t like it you can delete it later. This app offers a lot more than you think it does. Which is why I’ve decided to give it a five out of five.
Wattpad: Why Change is Needed
Wattpad has been on every handheld device I’ve owned since I created an account five years ago. I can honestly say that this app was my favorite app hands down until recently. Yes, I still love and use Wattpad but I don’t spend nearly as much time reading on there as I used to. This is due to the ads and the update with premium accounts. I don’t mind ads at all as that is how apps are kept free but it seems like I get an ad after every single chapter and I’m constantly asked to go premium. With the change of the logo recently as well, I feel Wattpad is in a different place than it was when I joined 5 years ago but not in a good way. We need to move forward but not so much so that it becomes an entirely different thing. There have always been ads and I don’t expect ads to be wiped out completely but it is ridiculous how often they pop up, I also find it quite obnoxious that I am asked to go premium every single time I open the app. It is safe to say that Wattpad has become more of a money making operation than one that values its writers and readers. I don’t think it is much to ask to reduce the amount of ads a little bit and try to make the app about the people using it again. I’m still going to use this app but I have resorted to other FanFiction websites and apps as it is not nearly as enjoyable as it used to be. I do hope you can take both our opinions into consideration more directly. Thank you.
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