Was reading this fun MacRumors thread and cracked up when I read this story. “When I came home with my iPad, my 4 year old gave my wife the iPod touch and said ‘I don’t want small iPod. I want big iPod like daddy.'”
It’s critical to find the right balance so that users would still be inclined to upgrade to get the premium features.
Paul Graham (Y Combinator) wrote a helpful post on organic ideas for startups. He says, “There are two types of startup ideas: those that grow organically out of your own life, and those that you decide, from afar, are going to be necessary to some class of users other than you.” And, “So if you want to start a startup and don’t know yet what you’re going to do, I’d encourage you to focus initially on organic ideas. What’s missing or broken in your daily life? Sometimes if you just ask that question you’ll get immediate answers.”