Announcing our new Business Model
I have been on the list for more than a year now - I first heard about Beeper on Leo Laporte's show. I would LOVE to somehow actually one day get the invite. Is it expected to be on the list for over a year? Thanks!
Hey guys! I got an invite a couple weeks back after months of waiting; it'll come around, and when it does, you'll realize the wait was worth it.
multiple accounts per network is the most wanted feature as for me!
Now I'm sad that I didn't have the cash to prepay my first year and jump the list. I plan to sub regardless but I'm one who prefers to pay more up front as an "endowment" rather than pay monthly forever. But on the flip side now I'll tell everyone I know to get on the waiting list. Keep up the great work, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to support this software which has become a huge part of my daily life.
I've been using beeper for over a year now and it's been incredible to watch it grow and mature. I can't wait til it's available to more folks so they can experience it!
I was approved today and I'm very impressed with the app. I am also an alpha tester for sunbird and frankly they are really behind, but they will catch up. My personal take on the business model is that it's okay to have a subscription based access to premium features. There is value in an app that replaces a bunch of other apps. However don't lose sight that all those other apps are free. I think even $5 a month is more than most people would pay for something they already have for free even if it's a more convenient interface. You'll get some premium users of course but it's much better to get 500 million subscribers at $10/year than 1 million at $5/month. Just my opinion.
Not gonna lie, this announcement fills me with dread.
I am very happy paying, I do _not_ want you to sell out to advertisers or dubious investors.
I would've preferred paying $10, _and_ sponsoring up to 4 more friends at $10 a person, rather than have any chance of this app becoming a privacy nightmare, which it will constantly be under danger of becoming.
You instantly made me much more suspicious and I will be scrutinizing your every step. I also won't be able to recommend beeper to anyone before you have a year or so of track record that is completely spotless and pristine.
I wish you the best of luck, I want this to succeed.
Wow, y'all waited a good minute. I waited only 66 days.
On 7/19 I got a text from 415*230*2767 saying that it was my turn to get Beeper and that an email had just been sent to me on how to set it up. Will Beeper will notify me this way? I did not receive an email, nothing in Spam either. And if it is a legit text, is there any way to resend/retrieve that email?
I was actually on the wait list for 306 days according to the email I just received last week informing me that I had been accepted into the early access program for the app. Just be patient. For how long?...I can't say, because it seems like some people have been on the wait list for way longer than me, but I was invited/accepted into beeper after 306 days on the waitlist. However I signed on to the wait list pretty early on just like I did for Sunbird, a competing app with the same exact features and purpose... Namely iMessage on Android. However Sunbird only has an Android app. I have found that beeper has been more reliable as far as specific features in iMessage like replies reactions and sending and receiving of media, typing indicators, and read receipts. As such, since I'm testing both apps, I currently use Sunbird with one of my iMessage accounts/Apple ID's, and Beeper with a newly created Apple ID, that I created simply to test beeper separately from Sunbird without causing the apps to interfere with each other when using iMessage functionality. Beeper is the only one that used to synchronize with iMessage on my iPad when sending iMessages from my Android phone, however, ths message synchronization feature Just went live in Sunbird recently as well....So it'll be interesting to see which company releases their app first for the general public.
Thats great. I am probably going on close to that... probably a little less... maybe by the time I switch back to a mac I'll get an invite! HAHA.
I've been using Beeper for a week now, and I'm surprised to see it work so far with the different networks I use. [I keep waiting for someone's API or bridge to stop working.] Would appreciate more clarity re: Beeper Plus. Thanks and congratulations.
I've been on the wait-list for probably over a year and still heard nothing.
No Mastodon support i guess ?
Can todays subscribers still pay the full amount to get the lifetime plus?