While AdDuplex has ended active development of its AppRaisin app, it is running a donation campaign, via AppStretch, that will allow users to crowdfund more language support for the Windows 10 app.
As we reported earlier this week, AdDuplex has decided to stop actively developing AppRaisin, which was designed to help Windows 10 PC and Mobile device owners find new and cool apps in the Windows Store. AdDuplex stated the number of active monthly users was not enough to continue adding new features to AppRaisin, but it will continue to be in the Windows Store.
However, the company still wants to expand the reach of AppRaisin to other markets, and the AppStretch campaign is asking for donations to help localize the app for additional languages. AdDuplex's post on the AppStretch page offers more info on where the money will go:
We need to adapt both the app and back-end to servicing multiple language/region centric communities. So the bulk of the money is for developer salaries (1 app developer and 1 back-end developer) over 1-2 months. We will also need to do translation, initial bootstrapping of the community, and, possibly, some help from a designer.
The first language that will be added to AppRaisin is Russian:
There are several big and most vocal communities that want AppRaisin in their language. Russian is one of them. But most importantly, we want to be quick and agile with the first adaptation and Russian is the language we can do in-house. Keep in mind though, that the work done in the scope of this campaign won't be "Russian specific" for the most part. It will provide the basis for all other localizations.
The goal is to get $10,000 in donations in the next 29 days, and AdDuplex plans to add Russian to AppRaisin two months after the campaign ends. If AdDuplex manages to get $15,000 in donations, it pledges to add two more languages within two more months.