If you used Inoreader in the past few days, you probably have noticed that a banner ad can be seen sometimes above the article list. We were doing some experiments and those banners needed to be publicly available for the tests.
We like to be transparent with our users, so in this post we’ll explain what we’re doing and, more importantly, why we’re doing it.
We want to plan for the next few years, because we want to provide a stable and future-proof services. No one wants Inoreader to go down the drain like many other reader alternatives did, right?
Inoreader is developed and maintained by a team of 9 people (check the About section inside the reader for details) and is living on a big array of 30 servers, hosting tens of terabytes of data, each byte of which available instantly at your fingertips via search, subscribe and scroll.
Those things don’t come cheap and while we do have a steady user-base with premium accounts, it is still not certain if this model will ensure a long future of the product.
Having a more solid future will allow us to focus on new features and upgrades, instead of shifting resources to other projects. Not only that, but we will be able to make some of the premium-only features available to all users! More on that at the end of the post.
During the last few days we have received a lot of feedback about the test ads and we have decided it will be a good idea to sum up the most relevant questions here with answers from our side.
Is Inoreader in trouble?
Banner ads are so 90’s. We are 2015 now!
But you could have made your own ad platform, you know, like Facebook.
|Image courtesy of Geek & Poke|
I saw a Flash ad. I hate Flash!
Do you plan to run ads in your mobile apps?
Will Plus and Professional plans be ad-free?
Features, features, features!
- OneNote integration is now generally available to all users.
- PDF downloads are now generally available to all users.
- Boosted feeds: Basic users can now have 10 boosted feeds (instead of 1), Plus users can have 30 (bumped from 10) and Professional users can boost up to 50 (from 30) feeds.
New plan – Starter
We are adding a new plan as of today, called Starter. It’s available only on an annual basis and costs $14.99/year. It’s completely Ad-free and contains some of the features from the Plus plan. Check out our inoreader.com/upgrade page.
The Innologica team