Having free access to the “basic” Facer creator functions to create free faces is great, so I do not want to complain too much
However, I agree with @krzysztof.j.skibicki ; the Creator Pro model puts me off.
I guess US$6 per month is not a huge amount (depending on the exchange rate for those of us outside of the USA), but It feels like you have to pay to work for Facer (instead of the other way round).
I do understand that Facer needs to generate income from their work and thus charges for access to the pro functions in Facer creator and that they want to provide as much incentive as possible for users to subscribe to their premium service.
What do you guys think of the following suggestion:
Leave the pro feature faces as premium access only, but allow creator pro subscribers to accumulate “points” based on the number of pro feature watch face syncs. Say 1 point per sync.
When a designer ends his creator pro subscription, points are forfeited.
Attach a $ value to a point so that paid Facer watch faces, creator pro subscriptions and current Premium only faces can be “purchased” using points.
No change for free faces created using the free designer functions
(Popular) Creator Pro subscribers get something in return for their efforts, i.e. they can use their points to “purchase” faces by other Pro & Partner designers on Facer and/or to subsidise their creator pro subscription.
Creator Pro subscribers can still subscribe to Facer Premium if they wish
The difficult part is calculating the dollar value of a point… Only Facer can do that.
How this will impact on Partner designers I am not sure either, but I guess they can also earn points…
Is this just a crazy idea or does it have sufficient merit to debate further?
Still Facer’s call in the end to implement or not…