well not really if you think about it.
Idk how much it costs to live where the devs do, but in the US, without rent, its like minimum 15k for the rest of your expenses yearly (car, health, food, etc). So $60 a year from just the premium users isn’t as sustainable as it sounds
I think the devs took of on Auxy too early and committed to it full time, which i don’t mind, it shows their dedication & their want for the app to be successful. But living on it as is, with such a small, tight community, probably wasn’t the best choice. I just dont think Auxy is/was big enough to be sustainable regardless of the % of users on the premium payment and the devs made the transition to rely on it too early in the app’s life.
If Auxy were to have double the amount of current users, then i could see it as more sustainable. But even just looking at who’s on the Disco, there aren’t ever many new users joining. You see the same names everywhere, but rarely a new face.
If Auxy were a small Youtube channel that just opened up a Patreon in an attempt for the guys to be able to do Youtube full time, you already know that not everyone subscribed (users on the “free youtube platform”) would jump onto the Patreon, regardless of the rewards for contributing.
(i know it’s not a great example, but I feel like it makes some sense)