We have been asked several times by the Digital Detox Challenge community for higher accountability fees to increase motivation to complete challenges without quitting.
On the other hand amounts over ~$40 just did not feel right. This is why we implemented a new option which allows higher fees which are 70% shared with a charity.
This feature is experimental now and so we would like to reserve the right to change the parameters slightly later on. But in general the idea is, at the end of the calendar year (maybe we will move on to quarter accounting later on) we will calculate all the highest accountability fee charged (after Play Store takes it’s 30%) we than donate 70% of the rest to a selected public charity.
This will be done if the overall amount collected for charities exceeds $2000. Otherwise we will move that into the next year. If we won’t reach $2000 in two consecutive years we will pay the amount as is to a selected charity.
We will publish a proof of the transaction on this website by the end of the year or publish the amount so far collected if under threshold.
We do not have an idea of the charity yet, so if you have any suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would really appreciate your ideas. For administrative reasons it would be good to choose charity with is a resident in the EU, Norway or Island.
Otherwise we think it would make sense to choose a charity which is related to human addictions or to human health in general and/or related research in those domains.
You may ask why we do not share all the DDC fees with a charity. The reason is we want keep working on DDC app and make it better and over time close all the loopholes.
If you have contacted us on our support channels you may know how passionate we are about keeping improving the app, constantly listening to your feature requests and trying to make the app as close to our community needs as possible.
Still we are donating the development of DDC from our other profitable projects. But this may change over time and we may extend the way accountability fees are shared with charities in the future.