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#1 2019-04-09 22:35:34

Registered: 2019-04-09

Long time in Beta?

Hi there
I’m finding this program/app for the first time and it sounds ideal
For someone like me - a composer who is a non-musician using GarageBand.

However it’s only worth the money if it works (so many apps don’t do what they say or are too difficult to use)
And whilst I see that you plan to offer a free trial eventually the app seems to have been on
Beta stage for more than 5 years!

Why is that? What’s the plan?
And is there no way to offer a time or process limited functional trial
So that new users/investors can be encouraged to buy?



#2 2019-04-09 22:59:13

From: Olympic Peninsula, WA
Registered: 2014-05-23

Re: Long time in Beta?

Hello —

imitone follows the Early Access business model; everyone who uses it is taking a leap of faith on an unfinished thing.  We do honor refund requests however.

The short answer to your question is that if we made a free trial now, it wouldn't represent the quality of the product I'm working to build.  I believe imitone is already the best tool for its purpose.  However, everything else I've found has been lacking.  imitone is simply less lacking than the other tools — which would be a poor excuse to call it ready.

If you're still puzzled, here's a post about the process that got us here, and where we're heading. … ts/2391339

I'm currently researching a major redesign of the algorithm which I expect to bring great improvements.


#3 2019-04-09 23:18:08

Registered: 2019-04-09

Re: Long time in Beta?

Thanks for the quick response.
I think I do understand your plan and assume you have worked out your strategy well.
It just seems odd to me that you could be bringing on board SO MANY investors now instead of losing them to an alternative (that may not be as good but gets the job done).
People like me who would be happy to pay the $25 if they knew for certain that it worked for them, but 
Who, after shelling out so often for false-promise apps, don’t want to get caught out again.

To be honest with you, your assertion that a free trial wouldn’t be of the finished product and therefore would present a false view makes it even harder to understand, when it’s the same product you’re suggesting people pay $25 for!
When you add to that your talk of a refund-scheme, that just compounds the dilemma.
People will say if you are genuinely willing to refund dissatisfied customers, then why not
just provide a trial in the first place?

I hope you take my views the way they’re intended, and I wish you well.

Last edited by Davholsea (2019-04-09 23:19:49)


#4 2019-04-30 13:56:04

Registered: 2014-06-03

Re: Long time in Beta?

Well said, couldn't agree more with you.


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