I decided to participate in the “One Finger Discount” promotion. All Bartas Technologies products are 20% off with the coupon code “1FINGER” through Friday, November 13, 2009.
Although it sounds like a euphemism similar to “Rusty Trumbone”, this community promotion is an attempt by Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software to serve the independent Mac software developer community by raising awareness of other products. The event coincides with (read “steals some of the thunder of”) the MacHeist bundle deal running this week. Many who are familiar with Mac software bundle deals like MacHeist already know of the controversy surrounding them (mainly pertaining to “who benefits most” from the developers’ hard work).
In this case, the doors are open to any developer willing to participate, and all that is needed is to get a suitable coupon code up and running, then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. Daniel said he’d add new participants as time allowed.
The coupon code (1FINGER) can’t be combined with any others for Bartas products, but with the 20% discount, here is the (approximated) price breakdown for each paid Bartas product (in US currency):
Big thanks to Daniel ( @danielpunkass ) for the idea. As an “indie” developer, I appreciate the effort and I’m sure Mac software shoppers will too.