'Hobbyist' Pricing Comment

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  1. Terran
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    Posted 01 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hi - I'm new to your tool set but so far I am enjoying my stay. My only comment ( and I had a chat to Vladimir about this on email who was very responsive and curtious ) is that as a hobbyist who is learning to write HTML5 apps the monthly price seems kind of high as I would not need ( or expect ) the kind of corporate type level support you offer for $16.

    Will you be considering a number of tariffs depending on features as I could see it been more attractive to those who are not company based and fund these kind of things out of their own pocket.

    I will say that I am hoping to get some real use out of the tool set and may be if income and experience increase look at going full tilt.

    Terran 
  2. Jesse
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    Posted 01 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Seriously?

    All due respect to you but it's only $16 a month (50 cents per day)! As you say you plan on getting some real use out of these tools so with that said, consider the time these tools will save you. Just in the deployment and updates process alone if you save yourself an hour a month it's well worth the $16.
  3. Terran
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    Posted 02 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Absolutely. For those using the system day in day out its excellent value but for those ( like my self ) who get a few hours here an there not as much so.

    Theres many examples on the web of sliding scale charging  allowing not only the above but also those who dont want to get in a Porsche straight away with all the toys to start off in a basic Ford.

    Commercially it helps hook in new users who buy in then add to their spend on a service.

    As I don't know the road map for Iceium I cant say how this could be fitted but taking the example of the ability to export direct to market you could build this in to a 'pro' tool for example or even PAYG ?

    Terran

  4. Doug Seven
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    Posted 02 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,

     Terran - 

    Thank you for trying out Icenium - I'm glad you are enjoying it. When we launched, we decided that we would introduce the world to Icenium by offering it completely free for the first six months of its commercial existence - that means it is completely free to you until May 2013. When we begin charging, the two options currently announced are $19/month for a pay-as-you-go option, and a discounted rate of $16/month on an annual commitment. We feel that both options are quite reasonable for commercial software.

    We consider this our entry into the market, and we have plans to add a lot more to Icenium. As we do it is likely that we will add features and capabilities that are only attractive to, and needed by, professional developers, development teams, and enterprise IT development groups. We will likely offer some of these features as an add-on or higher price point product offering to insure that we can continue offering the entry level price point that we've announced.

    Between now and May 2013 we will likely have additional announcements to make about new features that we add to Icenium and any additions to the product line-up. In the meantime, I am very open to feedback and ideas to ensure all our customers, professional, student and hobbyist, get what they need from Icenium.

    Kind regards,
    Doug Seven
    the Telerik team

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  5. Terran
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    Posted 02 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    No problem and thanks for taking the time to respond back.

    Terran
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