Ever since we launched our 1st mobile application on Android, we have gone with the believe of the power of free and we will continue doing so. Hence, when we launched our iPhone version and subsequently a blackberry version, we did not hesitate to choose $0.00 as the cost of the app.
Recently however, it has come to our attention that someone in the app store has written a review claiming that he was charged for the app a few days after he downloaded it for free. The only way that this can happen is if an application has in-app purchases, which as most of our ShowNearby users know does not exist in our application.
To set the record straight however, we would like to show some screenshots of our account in iTunes as of today below...
|No Money for Us from 2 years ago till now!|
P.S. ShowNearby has been available since 31st May 2010
|No Revenue again :(|
The reason we upload these screenshots is because ShowNearby takes this assault on our company's integrity very seriously and we sincerely hope that it was simply a misunderstanding on the user's part. We have taken appropriate measures and escalated the incident to Apple as well.
To all our other users, we apologize for this downcast blogpost which is a deviation from our usual happy mood here. But we needed to set the record straight. Thanks for supporting us all these while and we promise to continue doing what we do best: building useful and relevant products for our users! :)