Lots of folks ask how we are able to give ShopSavvy away for free. With thousands of applications sold for 99 cents or more many of you have suggested you might be willing to pay for ShopSavvy. To make a long story short, we had to agree to release ShopSavvy for free to obtain various agreements with our partners. This has helped us grow, but limited our upside.
We still need to eat so we found a sponsor willing to pay us for the right to include their name and logo throughout our application (a powered by [insert brand] type deal). I am not able to release the name of our new partner, but it is an important name in commerce and shopping. Our new partner has asked that we have our users fill out a short survey (FYI – you will find out the partner’s name in the survey) prior to the launch of our sponsorship effort – we sent out a notification to users asking them to “Help keep ShopSavvy free by filling out this short survey.” If you are a user you will get a short message in your notification tab – we predict many of you will be angry, but we ask that you either take a moment to fill out the survey (for a chance to win $250) or simply delete the notification. Please don’t send us an email suggesting how evil we are. Please don’t leave negative ratings in the market. Please realize that we need to make money so we can keep adding inventory and features to ShopSavvy. Thanks for your support and understanding.