Thomas (boggyb) wrote,
Thomas
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It's amazing how hard it can be to buy a app as a present for someone

> Inventory
You have:
* Web browser
* Credit card

> Look
You have a web browser with a blank address bar and a slew of possible destinations.


> Go to Google Play Store
You are standing in the Google Play Store.

> Buy app
Certainly! Which phone do you want to send it to?

> Send to friend
That command is not supported.

> Huh?
You can only buy apps for yourself.

> Leave store
You have a web browser with a blank address bar and a slew of possible destinations.


> Go to Steam
You are standing in the Steam Web Store.

> Buy app
For you or for a friend?

> A friend!
Certainly! Here's your list of friends - who would you like to send it to?

> *enters email address*
That command is no longer supported.

> Huh?
"The gifting process has had a bunch of friction in it for a while, and we want to make it easier for you to share the games you love with friends."

> What if they don't have a Steam account?
"Steam Gifting will now be a system of direct exchange from gift buyer to gift receiver, and we will be retiring the Gift to E-mail and Gift to Inventory options."

> Leave store
You have a web browser with a blank address bar and a slew of possible destinations.


> Go to Humble Bundle Store
You are standing in the Humble Bundle Store.

> Buy app
For you or for a friend?

> A friend!
Certainly! We'll send you an email with a special gift link that you can give to them.

> Checkout
Please have your credit card ready...

> Use credit card
Please wait.
Please wait.
Please wait.
Done!

> _
You have mail!

> Inventory
You have:
* Web browser
* Credit card
* Email (subject: Your Humble Store order is ready)

> Examine email
From: Humble Bundle <contact@humblebundle.com>
Subject: Your Humble Store order is ready
Body: Thank you for purchasing a gift from the Humble Store! Here is the unique URL for you to send to the gift's recipient...

> _
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