*Upon their explicit approval, we advertise people who purchased Patron plan as our patrons on Nuvola website, in release announcements, and in Nuvola's About dialog. Current patrons are:Andrew Azores, Christian Dannie Storgaard, José Antonio Rey, Ryan Wagner, Simon Law, Bart Libert, Chris Beeley, Bryan Wyatt, Balázs, Denton Davenport, Ben MacLeod, Duco van Amstel, David Wiczer, Andrew Allen, Nathan Warkentin, Chuck Talk.
If you wish to upgrade, purchase the new plan and then contact Tiliado support to request a partial refund. We resolve each request individually. Note that you need a PayPal account to receive the refunded money.
Yes, it is. Nuvola Apps is an open-source project. We make the entire source code available on GitHub for free. You can download it, study it, modify it, build Nuvola for you, or even distribute it further. There are also some third-party builds of Nuvola you can install right away. However, their quality varies and they come with no support from Nuvola Apps project. If you wish to enjoy the best user experience, we recommend our official builds.
The official flatpak builds of Nuvola, our flagship product, contain free features as well as paid ones. If you wish to use the latter, you need to purchase a license. Alternatively, you can participate in the Nuvola Apps project to get a free developer license.
Firstly, the Nuvola project needs to pay for its real expenses. The Tiliado.eu domain, hosting of the Nuvola website and the Flatpak repository, a VPN service to support geographically restricted streaming services, a grammar checker to improve texts in release announcements and the documentation. Moreover, some streaming services don't have a free plan, so we need to purchase a paid plan to maintain their integration scripts and fix bugs.
Secondly, it motivates us to focus on quality and to continue working on the project further even though it may sometimes be too demanding or frustrating. Nuvola is an example of small projects (one core developer and three script maintainers) which tend to disappear when the primary developer losses interest and moves on to improve skills in different areas. If it weren't for the fantastic users who value Nuvola so much that they purchased it, Nuvola would have already been retired.
We also explored the option to make Nuvola available for free while asking for donations, but it didn't work well enough. Instead, we want to provide you with a product worth paying for.