As an oldtime power user, had it on IPhone, Ipad and Mac, I cannot even remember what I did back then. I think I paid something to get 3 versions.
But I like to get back to my personal Basic thoughts:
Why did I like and use Clear in the first place?
- It was almost minimalistic simple to use. Pull it up, enter something and forget about it until…
It was my clearing of brainspace. End of use aka boring but extremly satisfying.
I did go through the options but ended up with the basic orange color and that was it.
It worked but from a developers view, deadly boring.
Now to the pricing.
Problem is we the people don’t know what it costs to maintain an app as it is per year.
My thought is, nothing is for free and devs want to have an income, so
Let’s presume you team create this minimalistic very well overthought power app, that does what it needs to do, a to do extraordinary app.
What would it cost to maintain and have a provit part in it,with a reasonable amount of users?
Let’s presume 8 euro’s for maintenance and 2 euro’s for profit a year with the amount of users.
This would be 10 euro’s / dollars/ whatever, per year or maybe even 20 euro’s.
This is reasonable for getting something maintained and supported.
From a developers view this could be an option but also very boring!
Because looking at what the devs are up to now is very nice to see, there is excitement and joy.
But this is not permanent, at a certain point the app is finished and then this gattering of participation stops.
Back to the app, I enjoy the excitement of the moment too and was very happy my favorite app was alive, But:
Personally I’m boring and don’t use all the bells and whistles, and don’t use all the text enhancement futures.
I don’t want to discover new hidden gems of bells and whistles.
I would like the app to work like a charm, be out of my way and just rock solid.
I would pay an annual fee for that.
For all the bells and whistles I would have a form of in app purchase.
Small extra thought: I just looked on my phone and there are 182 apps on it, I maybe use 20 regular and the rest once a year. If they where all subscription based, I would have just 20 !!