| ||Ask HN: How would you monetize software that runs mostly offline?|
60 points by Eire_Banshee 15 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 68 comments |
|So Im close to finishing an electron (yeah, I know...) application that helps run competitive weightlifting events. Im not really looking to build a business out of it, but I would like to monetize it in some way.|
Normally this would be relatively easy... just have a subscription model for $x/mo and move on. But the weightlifting events are rarely held at locations with internet. So the software is written to 100% functional offline... but Im having trouble thinking of a way of monetizing it.
So far my idea is to encrypt the results of the competition after it is complete. The user would then need to connect to the internet after the competition, log in, pay, and then could get their decrypted competition results. Alternatively, I could just sell it like a normal product, $x/per download...
That all feels so obtuse though... Id love any feedback, better ideas, or discussion.
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