Monday, March 3, 2014
OnSong doesn't charge for upgrades and there is no monthly subscription. Put bluntly, we make money once and only once. This is a terrible business model if you ask any business person, but we feel it's the right thing to do. So far we've been blessed with continued downloads that allow us to do this for a living. We've all quit our "day jobs" to pursue this full-time and we are starting to see that it was indeed a good decision.
We don't think monthly charges or upgrade fees are a fair business model for OnSong users. It's also very difficult to achieve that in the iTunes app store model. But we do get tons of support emails and feature requests everyday. We strive to offer timely customer support for free, forever. This is a significant expense, but one we feel is authentic to our hearts. It's in our DNA to help others. It's also our job to make sure we can continue to build and support the app we believe in, to hire developers, and to acquire source code enabling us to do more amazing things. OnSong is a small company with big aspirations, so we've made a lot of promises and we intend to keep them.
To help fund our development and support our users, we need to charge for some functionality on occasion when the feature falls outside of the basic user experience. $1.99 isn't much, but it will go directly into making OnSong even better. That doesn't mean you'll pay for every new feature or update as an add-on purchase, because we don't want to nickel-and-dime you like some popular "free" apps. Also, unlike many apps, we'll never have annoying pop-ups or advertisements. What we will do, is make sure there are plenty of other cool new features added at no extra cost, as you'll see in OnSong 1.982. We like doing that. We like making people happy by solving problems.
When we put the users first like this, OnSong stays in control of our collective future instead of investors. Investors are useful when extra cash can give a startup the resources needed to accelerate growth, but investors rarely have your best interests in mind unless it makes them more money. We think that a spending a few bucks on valuable new features as in-app purchases, is a pretty good trade off for the freedom to continue to create OnSong our way, and amaze our customers in the process. It's called bootstrapping, and we like doing things the organic, natural way.
We wanted to address this concern so that you, the OnSong musicians, can understand our motivations. We will be very clear what these new add-ons will be and do everything to price them reasonably for the amount of value they will bring. Know that by purchasing an add-on, you are helping OnSong to grow and do all the cool things you want in an app, and maybe even some things you don't even know that you want yet.
-Jason, Joel, and the OnSong team
Saturday, March 1, 2014
With OnSong, paper music charts are a thing the past. But did you know that with some basic equipment, you can modernize your stage and play music indefinitely, all while keeping your team on the same page?
In this video, Brandon shows us how to connect your iPad up to multiple HDTV screens that are placed on a stage on tripod mounts. 23" HDTVs are about the same size as a standard music stand. When connected to and iPad running OnSong, the screen come alive, showing chord charts that scroll, change and flip as the leader chooses where to go. While this video demonstrates using HDMI connections, you could also use VGA cables as well.
|projecting a chord chart in low light mode|
If your facility has a back-of-house projector, you can also project chord charts in a way that makes them easy to see from the stage. Brandon also demonstrates how to configure stage monitor mode to be used on a confidence monitor.
Here is a list of supplies that we used in the making of this stage monitor setup.
- Coby LEDTV2326 23-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV/Monitor (Black)
- Audio2000'S AST420Y Portable Flat Panel TV/Monitor Stand with Foldable Tripod Legs
- J-Tech Digital TM 4 Ports HDMI 1x4 Powered Splitter
- Aurum Ultra Series - High Speed HDMI Cable With Ethernet - 15 Feet
- VicTsing Dock to HDMI A/V Cable Adapter for 30-pin Dock Connector
- Lightning Digital A/V Adapter
- Apple iPad Charge and Sync Dock
- Macally Lightning Charge and Sync Dock for iPad
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