Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now!

Official announcements from the Hollywood team
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Re: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now!

Post by DieterG » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:30 pm

What i want to say, its very nice to gave Hollywood 8.0.
But the thing what i not agree is to buy it for have a bugfeee version.
I found a bug in 7.1 and he solved it in version 8.0, so i must pay to have the bug removed.
The solution may be to have the Hollywood 8.0 with all new features, but also a version 7.1.1 with only bugfixes.
The second should be free, as we have already paid for the function with buying Hollywood 7.1.

The other Part is the updatepeice in relation to the new price.
The fullversion for old version was 49,- Euro, the updateprice is 39,- Euro. So the difference is to small to hold uptodate.
I think thats the reason why somebody not buy the update and wait for one or two more new versions and buy them new.
Thats bad marketing, better 29,- for update, but all buy it.
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Re: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now!

Post by r-tea » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:43 pm

Bugala wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:17 pm
You do the math and you will start realising that it is well possible Hollywood might not sell more than 100 copies each version.
The way I can see it: the most of Amiga community goes through kind of "back to the roots" nowdays. They all consider Hollywood project (w/o exploring a step deeper) as Amiga NG related or (worse) Amiga emulation related.
And the community of, so called, classic amigans is (at least in my country) much, much larger than community of other Amiga related solutions.

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Re: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now!

Post by jPV » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:48 am

I don't know if there are many users outside Amiga community using Hollywood, or has it got any coverage on mainstream media, but I would see it'd be important to get more users there. It doesn't matter on which platform users are and it would benefit us all. Maybe we could try to help to spread the word outside our circles? Post news suggestions of new versions to mainstream news sites, write articles to get published on mainstream sites, mags, forums, etc?

I've been thinking that an article about Hollywood would be perfect in the Skrolli magazine here in Finland. It's a generic computer culture magazine, which also has some retro and even Amiga articles inside it. Maybe me, Bugala, or someone would get it done some day? At least I mentioned news about Hollywood 8 to its editors, but let's see if they pick it anywhere... full text/article would probably have more chance to get released.

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Post by airsoftsoftwair » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:57 pm

jPV wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:48 am
I don't know if there are many users outside Amiga community using Hollywood, or has it got any coverage on mainstream media, but I would see it'd be important to get more users there. It doesn't matter on which platform users are and it would benefit us all. Maybe we could try to help to spread the word outside our circles? Post news suggestions of new versions to mainstream news sites, write articles to get published on mainstream sites, mags, forums, etc?
That's a very good idea. I think I'll also need to put some effort into this concerning German media...

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Re: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now!

Post by Ferrule Media » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:43 am

Thanks for your hard work updating Hollywood by adding even more amazing features!

I would urge every user to update to Hollywood 8, and new users to step forward and buy the product. This to make sure we get even more updates in the future.

As we all know the Amiga is a very small niche in the computer world nowadays. Hollywood is an even smaller niche among the existing amiga users. That fact that Hollywood has gotten this far, and is still being developed, shows how dedicated Andreas is. The countless of hours spent creating one of the last pieces of new software coming to our platform.

In my head it is easy to understand why we need to pay for the updates. This is the only way to push the development forward. Hollywood is a coding language, and it is not like new users comes rushing to sign up. It is too small of a niche product. I think most of the income is from the existing userbase willing to pay.

I use Hollywood to develop software for the dentistry market in Norway. My software is a niche-product as well. The only way I’m able to justify developing the software is because my users pays a yearly fee to use it. Even if no updates are released. So, paying for updates is perfectly normal in my world.
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Re: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now!

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:05 pm

Ferrule Media wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:43 am
Thanks for your hard work updating Hollywood by adding even more amazing features!

I would urge every user to update to Hollywood 8, and new users to step forward and buy the product. This to make sure we get even more updates in the future.

As we all know the Amiga is a very small niche in the computer world nowadays. Hollywood is an even smaller niche among the existing amiga users. That fact that Hollywood has gotten this far, and is still being developed, shows how dedicated Andreas is. The countless of hours spent creating one of the last pieces of new software coming to our platform.

In my head it is easy to understand why we need to pay for the updates. This is the only way to push the development forward. Hollywood is a coding language, and it is not like new users comes rushing to sign up. It is too small of a niche product. I think most of the income is from the existing userbase willing to pay.

I use Hollywood to develop software for the dentistry market in Norway. My software is a niche-product as well. The only way I’m able to justify developing the software is because my users pays a yearly fee to use it. Even if no updates are released. So, paying for updates is perfectly normal in my world.
Thanks!

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