As some of you may or may not remember - we came here from a Google + community and a small free Proboard forum. When we had that set up we received regular donations from our members - which was great
We all have full time jobs and families but we do this in our spare time and we do this for free.
A big part of our site is for watch face design and development and then we have a significant amount of Android development here as well. Custom recoveries and Android app developers etc… Altogether our services are fairly comprehensive for Full Android Watch owners.
People might assume that the watch brands should be paying for technical support section of this site.
The truth is that they don’t need us.
If we shut down today it would make little or no difference to their sales. They all have their own bbs forums and YouTube reviewers and they would just continue, business as usual.
We established this group of services you see today because there is a considerable gap for technical support regardless of these websites.
Luckily we have a great relationship with them and some of them send us a couple of watch samples to help us help you. This relationship took a long time to establish and it is something we are grateful for. Apart from that we are completely independent. If we did not operate this way we would not be here today.
We have moderators from all corners of the earth to ensure people are around when you need them.
When it came to Google shutting down - we backed everything up and we created this site.
Here’s the thing - this is a hosted service now - it’s costing us money.
To some extent - the recent outage issues we’ve had are due to lack of funds to pay for the hosting.
We are struggling now because I believe since we opened this site - we have had $15 USD in donations
This is not sustainable.
So we will be turning on some on-site advertising very soon to try and scrape up a little towards hosting costs.
We have not needed to ask before
But please everyone - if you like it here and you want us to continue - please use the donate button on the forum welcome strip