First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
In this blog post I want to give you an update about all donations we have received from you. In my opinion, it is your right to know how much money we have collected and what we have used it for.
In total we received 150,74$ from 12 different people. Thanks to all of you who donated throughout the last 2 months. This means a lot for me. Without you I would not be able to continue this project. I know that there are alternatives for Sownloader. However, in my opinion, these are not up to Sownloader’s standards. Many of them have so much advertising that the download button is completely hidden. Others are too difficult to use. Last but not least, MP3 downloads are not yet available at any other service.
I have deposited enough money to pay the server for the next 3 years. Furthermore I have extended services which are required for this project as well, such as the domain name.
What’s next in 2020?
Now I want to talk a little bit about what is coming in 2020. As many of you know, we launched MP3 downloads in Sownloader Web back in August 2019. Since the lauch we registered over 50,000 MP3 downloads on our website.
I know that the MP3 downloads are not perfect yet. For example, there is no indication of the current progress of the conversion yet. So this is the first construction site for 2020. Next I would like to further simplify the layout of the start page. Also a revision of the blog is still pending. I would like to get away from WordPress and implement a small solution myself to keep you up to date. This would reduce the administrative effort again, because the blog has to be maintained regularly.
Unfortunately I don’t have as much time this year as before due to final exams. Therefore I think that I will not be able to cope with these things myself this year.
What about Sownloader for Windows?
As some of you might know, there is native application for Windows 7 or later. The last update for this one was publish back in March 2019. Perhaps you are wondering what has happend to this version. The answer is simple. I don’t know what else I could add to improve the version. It works as it should. If you have any feedback about missing features or bugs then do not hesitate to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I will say a good night to you and wish you all the best for 2020.