houstonlively
If someone wants to do something REALLY useful, they can make those #%#@!! blue padlocks go away....OR create flash app skins...OR work on ways to speed up video processing and increase video quality. How about working on mobile apps that support popular third party mods like Spywall,,, there's plenty of opportunity in the mobile app department to make a name for yourself around here.

The price of Dolphin is low enough. We need core improvements more than anything else.
Kingphish
Valid points houstonlively, but that's another blog, is it not? You point about core improvements are all valid, but don't they apply to premium licensees who desire more functionality rather than some newcomer to Boonex Dolphin? For example, "making ... blue padlocks go away....OR create flash app skins...OR work on ways to speed up video processing and increase video quality. How about working on mobile apps that support popular third party mods like Spywall,,, there's plenty of opportunity see more in the mobile app"; isn't that chiz all applicable to premium members? What's the benefit or value to advanced users? What the chiz is some of that stuff?

I'm not suggesting the $99 isn't low, but before I bought it, I wanted it to be $50. It actually took me a little time to decide. Then, AFTER I bought it, I understood the value.

But, I don't see the value in the Premium license (for the obvious reason, I'm not a licensee). The current "Limited License" I think probably gives too much away (as is). So, Boonex creates a "Restricted License" with no Boonex brand with membership and traffic restrictions (based on whatever Boonex comes up with) for free unlike the Limited License. So the key difference: Restricted License (No brand, not scalable, but free); Limited License (brand, scalable, $50); Unlimited License (no brand, scalable, $99); Premium (you all know).

Site owners can scale their site via the purchase of a "Limited License" for $50 (now sold for FREE). The Limited License won't change (but probably could use some tweaking). So, ultimately, Boonex is not making a major change to pricing; it is adding a free version that is restricted, it's selling the NOW entry level version unrestricted license (that was free) for $50 with the Boonex brand, and so on and so forth.

Anya, still a great idea.
houstonlively
No... it's not another blog. My point is, why spin your wheels when the product is already priced ridiculously low already. Seriously.... 99 bucks for a platform that consists of somewhere around 5,000 files, and at the very least, 100,0000 lines of code, is not cheap enough for you? Geezus. Besides, what is being talked about here, is a violation of the licensing terms, so it's all just a moot point, and a useless conversation to have, isn't it?
anyakates
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It isnt a moot point technically.
You are talking of justification, license, salaries of employees etc.
I know that is a must and those needs are to be met.

But comparing Dolphin with other Opensource platforms, I think there are a few of them as Joomla, which are many steps ahead of Dolphin.
Now, when one CMS can be free, why can't this.
Andrew gave a satisfactory answer to it.

Second note: We might need to reorient Boonex business- In a way that promotes sales and increases revenue. see more This can be done by making dolphin to run free for a stipulated period of time- without ads or copyright.
And later after the test period, we put up ads on it.

This would give the person using the platform to test the script fully before deciding to go for it. And if you have trust on dolphin, believe me- Anyone would not even have any problems if the licensing fees goes at around $10-20/month. If Boonex is not offering this feature, then
1: They;re going to lose potential business from newcomers
2: They are themselves not assured about the consistency of their script.

Now a quick thought: Why do you think the Prime membership was made cheaper ($10/month) YET the minimum slab was put to $99 for 10 months.
Though the Prime fee was slashed by 50%, but yet I would not buy it.
Reason1: I dont trust my paypal to hold even $99 for me
Reason2: I dont want to pay a lumpsump fee, until I'm sure I have enough modules to put up in market to cover up the developement costs of all of them + profit.
 
 
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