Indie Relief

January 20th, 2010

My friend Justin Williams teamed up with Garrett Murray to organize an incredible charity software drive: Indie Relief.

Indie Relief

Nearly 150 developers are participating, and have pledged to donate the proceeds from today’s software sales to a variety of charities benefiting earthquake-stricken Haiti.

One of the unfortunate bits of confusion to arise out of the program is the question of which time zone the “January 20” sales should apply to. To help alleviate confusion on my store, I’ve modified the main store page and the checkout page, to each contain a prominent header near the top of the page. You’ll know your payment to Red Sweater is actually going to Haiti, by the presence of this banner on the page.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to buy Mac software, and wouldn’t mind if that money went to help folks who are struggling through a tough tragedy, please consider buying software from myself and the other participants today.

3 Responses to “Indie Relief”

  1. Justin Williams Says:

    Yeah, the time zone thing sucks. We’ll figure out a better way to do it if/when there is a next time. All things considered, that being the worst problem we’ve got means this has gone off fairly well. Thanks for participating!

  2. everythingcode Says:

    I just learned of this awesome initiative to raise money for Haiti’s recovery after coming back from a biz trip. I really wish I would have heard of it earlier! I tried to get in touch with the guys running Indie+Relief, but they informed me it was too late to get my apps listed.

    So, even though I’m not listed on their site, I’m still donating all the proceeds from my iPhone apps on January 20th to Doctors Without Borders.

    App #1 – “Can I Drive Yet?” – Highest ranked BAC utility on the iTunes App Store – $0.99

    App #2 – “Guard” – A challenging board/strategy game, a la chess – $0.99

  3. Bruce Says:

    I got carried away looking at Indie+Relief, and I ended up buying MarsEdit on the 19th. Oops…

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