What are the ETAs for updates?

Hi everybody,

first of all, Aeon 3 is a masterpiece. It has got so much potential, I love this app.

Second, I’m fine with this kind of subscription-based license (if you want updates), BUT…

but I feel since we’re paying for a full year of updates, the least we can get is a sort of roadmap for the next update.

As of now, we are approaching the fourth month without any single update and to me it’s way too much. There are lots of new features/bugs to add/fix. If shorter release cycles is not something viable for Aeon devs, maybe a loose roadmap would be enough for us paying users.

In my personal experience, smaller and more frequent releases are better for everyone. We get a “fresh” app more often (and so being more willing to pay for another year of updates) and you, as devs, get more feedbacks from your fixes (catching regressions and stuff sooner).

Thanks,

Matt

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I complete agree. The notes about this payment model on the Aeon website say that there will be regular updates - and not always holding off for big releases. But there has been next to nothing in this first year.

I know that I can cancel my auto-renewal and restart that if and when releases justify it. I want to regularly pay for the software though and support the devs but we really need to see some action on the update front (and/or a roadmap as the OP suggests).

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Still awaiting anything of any significance in terms of updates. Has been a really disappointing first year on the development front. Unfortunately, I can’t see any reason not to cancel my upcoming renewal. The lack of activity is the main reason to cancel but also because i seem to be on a plan where it is £32.99 for my yearly update - and it seems to only be £25.99 for newer customers. That doesn’t seem to be particularly fair to us early birds.

Can you tell me (@jess ?) if i opt not to renew at this time - what is the cost to resume at a later date? Does it just automatically pick up the current renewal pricing?

And if you have news / a roadmap of where this product is going then please do share. I’ll happily keep my renewal if there is still active development with new features on the way.

Yeah, I agree.

As subscriptors, we deserve a roadmap at the very least.

Matt

Hi Stuart,
We will post something to our blog soon talking about what we have been working on and the updates we will be releasing next, which should help you decide whether you want to renew now or wait for future updates. As has been mentioned, the update price will remain the same regardless of whether you update immediately, or choose to delay.

In regards to the auto-renewal pricing, we have always had a set price of $35 US, however it looks like the different pricing that you see is a side effect of us adopting fixed prices in other currencies (equivalent to $35 US), which we periodically adjust to match them to the US dollar equivalent.

We hadn’t intended for subscription prices to vary for individuals in this way, so we will look into it with FastSpring (the company that handles our subscriptions and payment processing), and work out the best path forward to ensure no one is charged more than the current subscription price.

We will follow up with more information on this as soon as we have it.

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