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Bishop916 06-08-2012 10:24 PM

Hopville going freemium?
 
While searching for a web based recipe site for potential future use personally and to endorse thru a web-project in the works, I am reading that Hopville is going freemium? Being a gamer at heart, even the mention of gated service leaves a slightly salty taste in my mouth. Why not just add a few adtracker apps and make money like the rest of the internet?

Discuss.

- B916

Nateo 06-08-2012 10:35 PM

I read on their blog the reasoning behind it. I think people over-report their willingness to pay for services, so I kind of doubt charging for the site will increase the membership in the way they think it will. I already bought beersmith, which is way better. I only use Hopville when I'm at work and bored, and only because it's free.

SkipperNC 06-08-2012 11:23 PM

I use it only to share recipes on reddit. There are a half dozen services to take its place, honestly. I like Hopville, but it's a niche market and I'm a BeerSmith user so ... *shrug*

logdrum 06-11-2012 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nateo (Post 4155921)
I only use Hopville when I'm at work and bored, and only because it's free.

Yeah, same here, & then once I get home, I'll plug the recipe into Homebrew Formulator, make the corrections & use that one.


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