If you look at the landscape of many big software houses they’re doing similar, or at least dabbling. SaaS isn’t such a far fetched idea. Microsoft does it with Office 360, Adobe is doing it with the Creative Cloud. To a degree it’s even happening with Win10 (faster release cycle, license is tied to Microsoft ID if you choose).
Plenty of times I’ve bought software up front, realized it just didn’t fit my workflow and then had to sell my license at a loss. Being able to say “You know, this really working for me” for a few months and then say “Next couple of months I’m going to skip on this because I’m not really using it” is pretty helpful.
I remember back in the day I played Diablo 1 at the WIZ. I’m dating myself now, whatever. And I was like man, this game is great. I wanted it so bad, even the demo version Blizzard charged for, so me and my brother spent one day collecting cans so we could scrounge up the 7 bucks or whatever it was to buy the Diablo demo CD.
I get that not everyone can afford it, their parents won’t pay for it, etc etc a myriad of other reasons. There’s always a way to scrounge up five bucks a month. I literally collected cans for a few hours so I could buy Diablo. If Auxy means that much to someone I’m sure they wouldn’t mind collecting cans for a day either so they could have 30 days of using an app they love.
Of course, if you don’t feel it’s worth it, then no sweat I get that too. Like I said, being able to dip in and out month to month is a nice feature that I’m not ashamed to say I take advantage of.
Anyways, I get it, I look forward to how this app progresses.