Faculty Advisor

Hofri, Micha

Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.

Abstract

Shareware programming is a wide open market for software sales. The use of different limitations, registration fees and payment methods are used throughout the shareware market. The goal of the project was to examine the methods of publishing shareware products as well as to inspect the shareware users' tendencies. Our data collecting techniques include surveys and interviews as well as an investigation of a popular shareware distribution website. The specific objectives of this project were to investigate shareware programmers' strategies of production, shareware users' likes and dislikes and to make recommendations to shareware companies as to how to publish a successful shareware program using the characteristics of shareware marketing that we have discovered through our research and analysis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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