As you may have noticed, PicCollage Kids now costs $1.99 to download. Before we go on, don’t worry! Anyone who already had the app will not be affected by this change and you will be able to continue using the app as you always have AND update to the latest features without paying. Going forward, Pic Kids will have some additional features, including:
- New design to match the current PicCollage interface
- Doodle feature
- NO watermark and NO ads ($1.99 to remove in PicCollage)
- 2 FREE sticker packs (which are not free in PicCollage) – Alphabet Pack (currently $1.99) and the Baby Animals Pack (currently $0.99)
As we look towards the future, we see tremendous opportunity for PicCollage Kids to become an important educational tool in classrooms across the world. We are excited to tailor the app to schools and to work with amazing teachers to continually improve and to develop exciting new tools that both students and educators will love. But in order to do this, we need to put additional resources behind the app, from designers to developers to product managers.
As it currently stands, in-app purchases (IAPs) make up the majority of our revenue for PicCollage. Given that VPP does not support in-app purchasing, we do not currently bring in any revenue here and, as a result, we have fewer resources to improve and maintain PicCollage Kids.
We originally launched this app as an experiment to see if there was a market for a “safer” version of PicCollage, and we’ve been blown away by the response from the education community. As we’ve learned more about the landscape and have gotten to know the amazing teachers out there, we’ve come to see the potential in developing an app that is even more robust and provides teachers with tools that help to streamline lessons in a way that no app has before. We’re really excited about this direction and about being able to shift our focus to make PicCollage Kids even more useful and fun.
Please feel free to comment below or to reach out to us on Twitter. Thanks for your continued feedback and support. We’re always listening and learning.