Adjusting prices

April 2019

The last time I posted about Denied, I introduced the Tip Jar and announced the app would become Free. My goal was to try and see if I could reach more people by lowering the bar of entry and in turn increase revenue by convincing a significant amount of those people to voluntarily pay through the Tip Jar.

We’re about six months into the experiment and unfortunately this hasn’t happened.

It has warmed my heart that a number of people did actually purchase one of the ‘love jars’ without getting anything substantial in return. Thanks so much if you did this. It has lead me to not remove the Tip Jar entirely, but rather iterate on it. More on that below.

The fact remains however that revenue decreased. This means I need to try something different to reach my goal of achieving a sustainable income from my apps.

In the coming week I’ll change Denied and Relax (back) from Free to Paid Upfront apps, leaving the Tip Jars intact. I’ve also released updates for all my apps to include a new, more personal tipping screen that will hopefully give you a better picture of who you’re supporting by donating. 😊

A screenshot of the new Tip Jar, showing a picture of me, text explaining why donations are most welcome and three donation options: a cookie, coffee or a sandwich

If you got the app before the price change, everything will remain the same. I hope this does motivate you to have another look at the Tip Jar and help me, help you get some great updates and new apps. 💪

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter if you have any questions, or just to say hi.

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Relax

Mutes internal speakers

Relax automatically mutes your internal speakers and pauses music apps when you disconnect headphones.

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Denied

Skips terrible music

Denied saves your ears from Nickelback or any other band, song or album. It sees what you're playing and automatically skips songs that you dislike.

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