Comments on: One Finger Discount https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount Official blog of Red Sweater Software Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:36:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 By: Daniel Jalkut https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151534 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:31 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151534 Frank: it would be hard to compare One Finger with the various bundle promotions, because they tend to be a lot more planned, and marketed. For instance MacHeist and MacUpdate’s promos are often advertised in Macworld, and possibly other print magazines. The hype and marketing of those promotions is great.

I agree with you there is room for both types of approaches. At the end of the day, I’m not a marketer, just a software dev with a little spontaneous creativity :)

One thing you might consider is trying the OneFingerDiscount coupon on the store you were interested in. I know that at least some devs have left the discount up for a little longer than strictly required by the promotion.

Daniel

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By: Frank https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151533 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:54:16 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151533 Ah well. Was worth asking. :-) I will admit I was miffed when I saw that I’d missed out, but that’s life. All the same, good exposure for some pretty nice apps.

I know the whole software bundle idea has both its supporters and detractors (e.g., those who think it’s gets more users than otherwise might buy a program, while others think it devalues software, etc.). I have to admit, I’m guilty of haven taken advantage of one or two bundles myself (and yes, it’s gotten me hooked on some programs I might otherwise never have used). But I like your approach as well. I think there’s enough room in the market for both approaches. In some cases, this is all it takes to get people off the fence, and they get just the software they really want (and the devs make more per unit, so it’s win-win).

Hopefully it was a big success. It would be interesting to see (though no clue how you could do this) how many folks went with this approach vs. the bundle approach.

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By: Daniel Jalkut https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151532 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:32:50 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151532 Hi Frank – I don’t have any plans to do another promotion anytime soon. I’m sorry to hear there were bugs that prevented FireFox users from seeing the whole list.

The whole think was pretty spontaneous so there wasn’t a lot of testing. Obviously this has its downsides, but all in all I think the promotion was still a success.

If I do do it again, I’ll definitely have some lessons to apply!

Daniel

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By: Frank https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151531 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:28:32 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151531 Daniel,

Any chance you’ll be doing another promotion like this any time soon? The reason I ask is that I found out about this via your blog, and using Firefox v3.5.5, I kept checking out the site each day to see what new apps were part of the promo. At some point, the list never updated. It stopped at entry #75 – Code Chemistry. You added numbers up through 117 to the page, but no new software was listed next to those numbers.

Well, tonight I ran across another website blog for a product I was considering, and turns out that product WAS part of this promotion. But I’d never seen it, as I’d have jumped at the chance since I was already on the fence regarding this software. I went back and checked out onefingerdiscount.com, and nope, nothing past #75. I thought, “What the heck?!”

Then I tried something. I loaded the website in Safari. Sure enough, NOW I see actual entries up through #117. Looking at the HTML, seems you changed the format you used starting right at #76, and obviously never tested it with multiple browsers, as Firefox STILL doesn’t load any entries past #75 (even after clearing the cache).

It’s a shame that devs missed out on potential new customers and customers missed out on a possible good deal due to this. Only now have I found out that several programs I’ve been curious about and might’ve jumped at (I know one I would’ve lept at for sure) that apparently were part of this promotion. I think your counter to MacHeist is admirable and should be supported. Please do, however, consider doing a bit more testing of the site if you decide to do this again.

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By: dave enders https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151495 Sat, 14 Nov 2009 07:09:20 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151495 Thanks Daniel, I grabbed some software in the 11th hr Alaska time .

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By: Daniel Jalkut https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151480 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:57:29 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151480 Hi Michael – since earlier today I have added an RSS feed to the site.

http://onefingerdiscount.com/feed.php

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By: Michael Barber https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151478 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:43:07 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151478 I noticed from Daring Fireball that there are now more than 100 developers taking part. I think that is more than double when I checked before. How about an RSS feed listing the developers taking part?

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By: alex https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151477 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:44:37 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151477 Thanks for the One Finger Discount. I’m discovering more indie developers and thus a few apps I had never heard about before. I bought one, and downloaded a free one.

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By: darth https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151472 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 04:01:47 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151472 Great idea! Any chance you could convince Cabel and Panic to join in, even for a day or two?

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By: Peter Stuart https://red-sweater.com/blog/995/one-finger-discount/comment-page-1#comment-151470 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 23:31:49 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=995#comment-151470 Thanks for all the hard work on this, Daniel. I’ve gotten a nice boost in traffic and sales thanks to the One Finger Discount.

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