@bluegaspode: for the 200€ you are deducting tax and insurance twice. And the 100€ per hour would be including all of the taxes and stuff. Which doesn't invalidate your point, of course.
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2011-10-04, 07:52 #611
2011-10-04, 08:09 #612
I think you also need to consider that the app was on sale for 6euros at some point, according to the website, also there was a major rewrite in May - see post #440 - I bought on the back of this and many other would have done, so potentially would have seen a peak in May.
I guess this is the risk that you take in purchasing an app that the developer may reprioritise
2011-10-04, 08:32 #613
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Bluegaspode and Pippin, your comments about the financial aspects of the app are irrelevant. Who cares what the tax rates are or what other expenses he has? People are buying an app, not a share of his company. How much or how little money he makes is his issue. Businesses fail all the time, just usually not in this way.
I'm sure a big part of his starting the project was, like you guys, the challenge/fun of it. But whether it's been a great success or a dud is nobody's concern. The people this guy is screwing are the ones who paid to contribute to his success.
I think this guy's disloyalty to the community that supported him is sad. Just some minimal "Not enough business, good bye, good luck" would have been enough. He should pull it from the Android Marketplace if he's decided to move on.
2011-10-04, 08:43 #614
He sold an App, not some community participation.
If you purchased the App and it doesn't work, send a support request to his support e-mail. If he doesn't answer, THEN you've got a reason to complain.
Writing stuff in the community is fun/marketing/service but it's not part of the business he's doing there.
And he's not screwing anybody, SqueezeCommander for most people is still the best working Android App around. Is Logitech screwing their customers because their Android App doesn't work on a number of devices? That lack is much more serious than SqueezeComamnder's.
2011-10-04, 09:36 #615
Of one stops development, it would be nice to just say that this app suports sbs up to 7.5.x or 7.6.x wherever you draw the line, there are poeple here who are not leaving the older versions off sbs for a long time for them such app is still good and valid, pulling it would not be a good option.
i have no andriod ( yet ) so, what does the sale blurb say ? Which version should it work with ?
No one can promise endless upgradability, especially in squeezebox context, If I understand the 3rd party devs , the " interface " against the server changes often.
The best effort any third party app can do is to clearly claim which ss/sc/sbs/lms version(s) that work and something of the short term future if such plans exists.
Another way would be to eventually develop "squeezeblob2" or what you have and charge again if you practically have rewritten "sqeezeblob1" from ground up to support all changes, this is not uncommon practice for longlived software often with discounts for owners of the old software.--------------------------------------------------------------------
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2011-10-04, 09:38 #616
I think the current development here is sad indeed, but obviously flatterman decided that there are more important things in his life now than observing the community.
And why should he pull the trigger? His 3€ app is working fine on most devices and still serves many people very good. It's still the much much better alternative compared to what we get for free from Logitech - it would be an even bigger miss if it was removed from the market (even if it doesn't have support via the forum anymore).
I still recommend it to everyone asking.
And for those where it doesn't work, there are very easy ways to get the money back on the Android market. Much much easier than with Apple for instance (I can click an a single button myself for each purchase to just refund it, also every user has a simple 'Request refund'/message button in Google Checkout)
Logitech also doesn't stop selling their devices, just because for some users the alarm doesn't work.
Or the iTunes integration.
Or the [put in your favourite personal bug(s)]
Don't understand me wrong: I'm definitely on your side. Everyone who sells Apps on the AppStore should provide good and excellent support.
But if they don't lets try to be objective about what one can really expect from his purchase. Its often much much less than we are used to.Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
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2011-10-04, 10:11 #617
2011-10-04, 12:38 #618
[ANNOUNCE] SqueezeCommander 0.9 for Android
> The so-called "scrolling bug" on the free app isn't a simple
> inconvenience, it's debilitating. To be polite, it makes the free app
> completely useless on some hardware. There doesn't seem to have been an
> update in 6 months, notwithstanding numerous complaints about it being
Please test the pre-release build you can find here:
I'm trying to get this out asap.
2011-10-04, 15:37 #619
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2011-10-04, 18:02 #620