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Started by cbwx34, January 13, 2020, 05:18:05 PM
Quote from: wallydouglas on December 24, 2020, 12:02:10 AMDoes anyone know about the calculator and app bring shut down I have contributed to keeping it up and running with a monthly payment The all in one tool is pretty useless without the app calculator... just saying
Quote from: Louiesdad on December 24, 2020, 02:53:55 AMyou can use it with app from AU alsogood little measuring tool CHEAP
Quote from: From FacebookThe Calcapp CalculatorI am the creator of the Calcapp Calculator, found here...https://connect.calcapp.net/?app=qq0pg0#/... and I have a request. Basically, I'd like to know if it's worth keeping it going.First, a little background. The calculator comes from the work done by Tormek Forum member "Dutchman", and is used to set the angle for sharpening and honing knives on the Tormek (or any similar machine). (You can see how it's used in the calculator's instructions).As its use progressed, I looked for an easy way to run the calculator on my phone, and ran across the Calcapp platform. After a bit of work, I made a calculator that I thought was simple to use, and works on just about any platform (iOS, Android, Windows, etc.) On a phone, you can even set it up to run as an app, it requires minimal input, and is pretty straightforward.Initially, Calcapp generously agreed to let me run the app for free. Use was small, but over time it grew to over a thousand users a month. So, I contacted Calcapp, and had it moved to a paid platform, mainly because I think they deserve payment for their effort, and the use exceeded their lowest paid level.So, at this time, I also started a Patreon account, to fund the calculator. While initial response was "adequate" to at least keep the calculator running, (because, in a nutshell, I was going to shut it down if it wasn't), I was surprised at the beginning of this month to see a decrease of about 20% of the pledges, (this after only a couple of months).So, my request is obvious. If you use and benefit from this app, let me know by supporting it thru the Patreon.... https://www.patreon.com/KnifeSharpeningCalculatorI'm not looking to make money off of this. My goal is to get the app funded at Calcapp's "Business" level, have a bit of cushion in the account, then occassionaly "pause" collecting the monthly pledge. Frankly, I don't like "subscription" services, but this is the only way (or more accurately, the least expensive way for users) that I could make it work... and I think my setup is fair. (Moving to the Business level also will allow me to do a bit more with it that I can't do at the "Starter" level). I also don't like that so few patrons are carrying this... the more patrons, the less everyone will pay, which I also think is fair.Finally, I don't feel the need or desire to return and "beg" for money on this... so basically my plan is this. I have enough now to pay Calcapp for another couple of months. If there isn't any further interest than what I have now, I'll see it as a sign that it's really not being used, and will move on. So, it's in your court!Thanks for your time!
Quote from: Joe M on December 04, 2022, 07:26:15 PMAnyone know if this tool is still available
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