Slow Feeds Goes Freemium

Slow Feeds 4 is around the corner, but before talking about new features, let me tell you how updating, purchasing and/or upgrading will work.

Slow Feeds 4 will be a freemium app, which means you can download it for free from the app store – with a limited set of features for new customers. To get the full (“premium”) version of Slow Feeds, there will be an in-app-purchase which unlocks all the features.

There are a lot of apps with annoying variants of the free + in-app-purchases model, especially in the games category. This is not what I want for Slow Feeds. The freemium model for Slow Feeds is  solely about providing a free trial version, to reach more people who might like the concept, but would like to try out the app first. Slow Feeds 4 will keep the in-app-purchase experience as nonintrusive as possible:

  • If you bought Slow Feeds before it changed to the freemium model, you get the full version of Slow Feeds 4. This should happen automatically once you were able to update the app (as far as I can test this before going live). If it doesn’t – do a “Restore Purchase” which will be found in the settings’ update screen.
  • There is only one in-app purchase unlocking all the features of the full version.
  • If you haven’t upgraded, and the free version is all you need, you can optionally hide every mention of full version features and never be bothered by upgrade dialogs again.

That’s it for now – stay tuned for more about the update!