“Innovation on a Napkin” Assignment
Over the years working on my previous degree, I was forced to purchase or subscribe to many websites to gain access to software for a project for a single class. The classes have always been eight weeks long, and thus I have needed the software for a maximum of seven weeks. Several times I have been able to use the trial version to complete the project, but there are downsides to the “free” trials. The first problem is that the trial version rarely has the full capabilities of the paid version. The second problem is that the trial version still requires a credit card to be placed on file. If after the trial period is over, I would be charged if I did not cancel the subscription.
There is a service that can take away the worries of the trial subscription trap called Donotpay (DONOTPAY, 2020). Donotpay is a legal way to use a “fake” credit card to try limited-time subscriptions. And when the trial is over the card cannot be charged so the user does not have to worry about being charged. The concept is good if the project can be completed in the trial period.
The product that I propose is a service that would push the time needed to complete projects but is not a full subscription period. Try-it-out would be a way to use services and applications for a short time to complete projects yet not be locked into a lengthy subscription.
DONOTPAY. (2020). How to Cancel Any Service or Subscription | DoNotPay. DoNotPay. Retrieved from https://donotpay.com/learn/how-to-cancel/.