I don’t know what Squire means to you. For me it’s the way to have the best possible experience managing my TV shows and movies. In my vision of what this experience should be, there are some functionalities that could not be achievable in the current format. Features that carry additional costs to the user or imply a lot of support and maintenance resources.
Squire is a small product, a one-man business built by taking away from sleep and spare time. Like most of the apps form the App Store it’s not profitable, despite having a considerable user base.
So in order to introduce these major new functionalities and still make of Squire a great user experience we had to choose between a couple of options:
- Create a new 2.0 version that breaks the old one, abandon current version support and user base, making then everyone pay in equal terms.
- Continue working in the current version and offer a monthly premium account for those wanting to upgrade to the additional functions and help us keeping the application alive. All for a minimal monthly fee.
I finally chose the latter.
This new version has a player powered by a completely new engine, new interface elements, subtitle support improvements, better Plex support… all this and many more features that current users can enjoy without spending a single dollar.
Additionally, we offer the first premium features:
- Put.io account support, so you can forget about Squire Helper to play your movies and TV shows.
- New detail interface view on Apple TV.
- High quality trailers.
- Clips with interviews, behind the scenes and other extras.
We know, it may not seem much at this point but we plan soon to add many more:
- Better put.io support.
- Support for Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive…
- Offline mode for video watching from anywhere, even without a connection.
- Intelligent notifications.
If you really enjoy Squire, want to help it improve and also help us afford these new functions I very much appreciate your subscription.
Thanks in advance.