This is continuous development. They publish something then hope that usage by consumers will flush it out bugs and features and they will continue to improve it with patches. The problem is that traditional car buyers aren’t thinking that way, they are paying and receiving what they perceive as a finished product that they dread having to have it patched or updated by a dealer or manufacturer. Take for instance a software company that happens to produce cars (Tesla example). That buyer is getting an experience where the patches get pushed to the cars and the cars are the delivery mechanism of the software. Like Apple and iPhones. Some people buy the iPhone for the features while others buy it for the IOS. I feel like Kia needs to go all in if they want to make the app good. They have to invest in making it part of the experience of owning the car and a necessity otherwise it’s just another checkbox item when comparing it on consumer buying comparisons.That’s not true. We have Kia access...all others are for specific vehicles. Lux for k900, eco for the EVs, and so on. I don’t even use this piece of garbage app since it takes for ever and is buggy as hell. I wouldn’t use it free OR paid. Kia crapped their pants on this one. If the app was mind blowingly good or actually worked I can seem the scheme potentially working. It’s the same as these new video game publishers selling half baked games then trying to sell subscriptions to get the rest of the game’s features. That has not been working out to well for them and I have no clue why Kia and other manufacturers think it’s a viable option for anything. I had a 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6 Premium and it had remote start on the fob AND the app and the app features were totally free....I’m a millennial and I NEVER even used the app....not sure who they’re targeting with this crap
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