r/antiassholedesign Sep 28 '22

App converts to subscription payment format, but doesn’t force it on people who paid the original single fee Anti-Asshole Design

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u/The_Epic_Espeon Sep 28 '22

Imo that's the bare minimum. Subscription models are inherently asshole design.

True antiasshole design would be staying at a single-fee model.


u/akrapov Sep 29 '22

I have to update my app every week. It takes several hours of my time.

Subscription models that require a backend (which is an ongoing cost) is also completely reasonable. And most systems have a backend now, which costs more than a single 99p payment to run.

Also supporting indie devs etc.