★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Apprelief.com

01-18-2010, 10:25 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 86
Apprelief.com

Hi all!

Just wanted to let you all know about an initiative formed through several of the devs on this forum. It's called apprelief.com and there are a bunch of devs who have gotten together and are donating some or all of their proceeds to the Haitian relief (the Red Cross).
So, check it out and let your money go to a good cause and get some great apps.
also, spread the word through whatever channels you have. we are on twitter @apprelief
thanks!

working with my partner Psionic, to promote his game: Running with Scissors:Pre-season. Excited to learn, share and help.
Follow us on Twitter
01-18-2010, 11:37 AM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,839
Nice work!
Devs... Listn Up!

Mis-quotes!!!!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by GodSon View Post
The bottom two is where you can buy your bottom turrets.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
at this point I should say we're not looking for anymore guys

01-18-2010, 11:49 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 86
thanks! we are still accepting new devs too!!

working with my partner Psionic, to promote his game: Running with Scissors:Pre-season. Excited to learn, share and help.
Follow us on Twitter
01-18-2010, 11:57 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Japan
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
Hi all!

Just wanted to let you all know about an initiative formed through several of the devs on this forum. It's called apprelief.com and there are a bunch of devs who have gotten together and are donating some or all of their proceeds to the Haitian relief (the Red Cross).
So, check it out and let your money go to a good cause and get some great apps.
also, spread the word through whatever channels you have. we are on twitter @apprelief
thanks!
Not to be a killjoy, but just donate your money directly to the Red Cross if you want to make a larger impact.

This kind of thing, while started with good intentions, actually takes away from relief donations. Apple is definitely going to keep their full cut, then subtract whatever portion devs keep (and hope they are honest).

Go here to donate to the red cross or just search for it with google if you don't trust the link.
01-18-2010, 05:00 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 977
Send a message via MSN to MindJuice Send a message via Skype™ to MindJuice
More games from Freeverse and other developers just added!

Visit www.appRelief.com to see all the available games & apps!
01-18-2010, 05:03 PM
#6
as much as I am for supporting the relief and everything else (i have donated everywhere!) I just think there should be a line. im sorry, not trying to offend anyone but come on, some apps never get discovered while some donate money to a horrible crisis? but hey, it is publicity. It just needs to know where to stop cuz once I see an add in game for donations, that'll be the day!

The Life Blog
Minecraft
01-18-2010, 05:07 PM
#7
Joined: May 2009
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 5,195
I finally got Skee-Ball because of this today. I was on the fence about it, but seeing that it was for a good cause now really pushed me to buy it.
01-18-2010, 05:13 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 977
Send a message via MSN to MindJuice Send a message via Skype™ to MindJuice
Quote:
Originally Posted by The prez 12521 View Post
as much as I am for supporting the relief and everything else (i have donated everywhere!) I just think there should be a line. im sorry, not trying to offend anyone but come on, some apps never get discovered while some donate money to a horrible crisis? but hey, it is publicity. It just needs to know where to stop cuz once I see an add in game for donations, that'll be the day!
Hi prez,

I'm afraid you're not being very clear here. Is there something wrong with us donating our profits to charity?

Also, Apple does not allow contributions to charity from directly within an app due to legal issues.
01-18-2010, 05:51 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by MindJuice View Post
Hi prez,

I'm afraid you're not being very clear here. Is there something wrong with us donating our profits to charity?

Also, Apple does not allow contributions to charity from directly within an app due to legal issues.
haha no no its cool. and i was saying like in ad games like in maybe world of warcraft I see a giant poster/billboard saying "HELP HAITI". Thats crossing the line.

proceed

The Life Blog
Minecraft
01-18-2010, 06:15 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 977
Send a message via MSN to MindJuice Send a message via Skype™ to MindJuice
Quote:
Originally Posted by The prez 12521 View Post
haha no no its cool. and i was saying like in ad games like in maybe world of warcraft I see a giant poster/billboard saying "HELP HAITI". Thats crossing the line.

proceed
Heh...gotcha!

Or what if companies started putting advertising banners into sports and other action games advertising real world products? That would be lame!

Oh wait....they already do! Damn you Massive Incorporated!!!