Ged Maheux of The Iconfactory introduces a new feature:
The Tip Jar is our way of continuing to offer free and notable updates to Twitterrific while still (hopefully) paying for the cost of development. Since it’s launch in December of 2012, Twitterrific has been updated over 40 times – all for free. Rather than stopping development on Twitterrific version 5 and launching an all-new paid version 6, we’ve decided to include the Tip Jar in the hopes that users who enjoy and love the app will give generously so we can continue to provide updates.
Developers keep trying to find different ways to make money from their iOS apps. Interesting to see this approach, which foregoes a new paid version for continued free updates and a request for donations.
Twitterrific is still my iOS Twitter app of choice, and possibly the iOS app I use the most. I hope this approach helps The Iconfactory keep its development going strong.