Posts Tagged ‘donation ware’


Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Better late then never. And it’s only been one day late, so I can forgive.

“ZugInfo Donation” – 1,59 EUR or equivalent in the App Store. As Steve would say: “Starting today”.

To my knowledge1 this is the first donation ware in the App Store. I call it an interesting social experiment.

1as always: correct me in the comments, if I am wrong.

hold up

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

wegen unvorhergesehenen Umständen benötigen wir mehr Zeit zur Überprüfung Ihrer Anwendung ZugInfo Donation. Wir entschuldigen uns für die Verzögerung und werden Sie über den Status auf dem Laufenden halten.

That did not go according to the plan. The plan was to ship the new version of ZugInfo (1.2) together with a donation ware version (1,59 EUR, same functionality). While the update went smoothly through the review in two days, there seems to be an unforeseen problem (love the term) with my donation ware.

In order not to confuse too many people (the update version informs about the donation ware) I decided to pull ZugInfo 1.2 for now. It is scheduled to reappear in the AppStore on Saturday. Bear with me.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
mrrr scrnshts

mrrr scrnshts

Well, 85% done, now it’s time for beta testing. And this could take some time … because … I am also waiting for my US (hopefully not) tax payer number. No worries, I am not going to start charging for ZugInfo. But I will offer a second version for money as donation ware. With no difference in features. Promise.

Btw. RegenRadar was planned as a joke (about the German weather) not a real application. Please, could you stop downloading. I promise I won’t do it again ;).

what to expect from … ZugInfo 1.1

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

It’s been two weeks since ZugInfo 1.0 arrived in the App Store and by now it’s quite clear for me, what is missing. This is what I plan to include in next iteration of ZugInfo (1.1) scheduled to arrive late November:

  • Save queries
  • Save results
  • Price information
  • Choose means of transportation
  • Option of arrival time instead of departure
  • Mail connection/add to calendar

Since I consider speed and easy-to-use two of the key features of ZugInfo, I will have to revamp the search screen, since there is no space left (“yes, date picker, you have to go. sorry.”). So there will be a new UI as well and some improvements in the back-end.

In addition I plan ship two versions (with identical functionality): one for free and one as donation ware (probably 1.59 EUR, or write me, what you think would be a good prize).

Thanks again to everyone who downloaded and gave helpful comments and suggestions.

I will be away on a trip for the next four weeks. Check my twitter/twinkle for updates & details.