Mick F wrote:That sounds good ......... except for the price per YEAR.
What happens to your data if you cancel or stop paying?
Well the data is probably not going to disappear from Strava as they are a big concern.
Veloviewer imports data from Strava, and if you stop paying then it seems they will throw away all but your most recent data.
If you then paid them another £10, it would be re-imported from Strava, as Strava aren't charging you to store data.
I would like to pay for some software onto my computer(s) in perpetuity.
I own my copy of Ascent and I can transfer it to any or all Mac's I want providing I have the necessary login details.
If you wanted a copy of it (if you had a Mac) I could give you my login details and you could use it too.
I paid 41USD for it in Feb 2008. It's mine for life, and it can be accessed on any Mac computer I want so long as it's not too modern ........... hence my thread.
I uploaded years of data onto it going back to 2004 and even if I didn't have GPS in those days, I kept a manual log and recreated my rides on BikeHikeUk and put the resultant GPX files onto it.
The service model is pretty common these days for software.
The advantage for the vendor is a continuing revenue stream. For the user you have to keep paying and if you are happy with the old version that's too bad. But it does at least keep things up to date, so instead of procrastinating about whether it's worth upgrading (under the 'pay once', but no support/upgrades model), you are always up-to-date.
The problem is your Ascent software was last updated October 2011, so you don't have the choice of $40 once vs £10/year, you have a choice of continuing to use your old software for free but have it be outdated, or finding something else.