As most of you Transdroid users have noticed I experimented the last few months with advertisements in the non-donate version. To be honest I never liked them myself and in a final attempt to make something out of this I changed ad provider last week. Well, the results were pretty obvious. Since MobFox, that was the new provider, requires to read your phone’s unique ID users littered the Market comments with bad reviews, low star ratings and e-mails asking why. So I removed them.
Transdroid is, and will always be, open-source and free to use. If you love Transdroid, please consider donating by buying the donate version form the Market or making a direct PayPal donation. It keeps Transdroid development going.
Transdroid has become a mature product but I will keep on fixing bugs, tweaking the UI, adding small features and providing support for (new) users.
I’ll end with a word on 2312 development’s newly release app ‘Control Panel for cPanel’. If you own a web server that uses the cPanel tool to manage files, e-mail, domains, etc. then get the free or donate version of the app from the Android Market.
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This is Julian from MobFox. Just a short note that we are about to release an SDK that does not require these permissions. Please shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send it to you!
It would be useful if you could have a dedicated ‘Donate’ page here that we can link to. It would be possible for us to use the long PayPal URL you have used in this post, but we try to avoid using those in case the details change. A dedicated URL that *you* control would be much better.
You may use http://www.transdroid.org/donate