Ad support for TwitterFon 1.5

Posted by naan on 5/14/2009 11:35:00 AM

You will start to see ads with the new free version of TwitterFon. I know, I know - it is a major change to the app known for its simple and clean interface. I started TwitterFon (and TwitterFox) as a hobby. Since then it has always remained just a hobby, though I was pretty passionate about it. However, the two applications have been downloaded over two million times, and it has become exceedingly difficult to continue to support them. I now receive many, many requests: Some from users, some from potential partners. It was fun to communicate with my fellow users in the beginning, but now I am inundated with all sorts of questions, requests, and proposals. As you all know, I love TwitterFon. I would love to keep improving it and adding better features. To do so I must focus on its development. Hiring other people is the only way to make it happen. I am also eager to polish our interface design by adding a great designer to our team. Unfortunately, hiring good people requires money. I have tried to incorporate an ad into TwitterFon in the most unobstructive way possible and I hope you like my choice. I may change the ad format from time to time to figure out the way that works best with users. Please bear with me!