Hey everyone, I think you probably already heard about my new upcoming tweak, LivelyIcons: I posted a small video preview on Twitter a couple of days ago, and many people seemed to like it.
However, what I will be telling you in this post is not strictly related to the features of the tweak, nor I will speak about any technical detail: what I want to tell you today is how you can help other people by purchasing LivelyIcons.
In fact, I had a plan for this tweak right from the beginning: gather funding for research, in particular pediatric cancer research.
Research is important, but many people tend not to realize it until they are directly involved in such things: as Federico Viticci recently wrote on his blog:
> […] keep in mind that while obtuse governments around the world are cutting research funds to fatten their other interests, science is that thing that beams a bunch of photons into your body to kill cancer. Read that again.
As Federico says, the underestimation of research if often tied to how governments deal with this topic: especially in Italy, research is really underestimated and it’s the first field whose funds get cut off.
As a developer, I thought that this could be a good way to help people: make something and donate the incomes. And the idea I had (which eventually became LivelyIcons) was just perfect for an initiative like this.
However, to make this whole thing work, I need the help of everyone in this community: spread the word as much as you can!
If you have a jailbroken device you should give LivelyIcons a try: at the end of the day, I think it’s actually a little, funny tweak which makes your icons less boring! ;P
Below you can find some FAQs that I thought people should know. Feel free to contact me on Twitter if you have other questions and I will update this post accordingly.
Don’t panic if I won’t answer you directly, just check back this page :)
Because I think it’s a great way to help other people and at the same time ‘give something back’ to the ones who donate: at the end of the day, you can get this new, little, fun tweak and at the same time do something good for all of us!
So, I can officially announce that I’ll be donating $1 for every copy of LivelyIcons sold.
I will donate to 2 different foundations, both focused on pediatric cancer research:
Città della Speranza, an italian association based in Padova.
Because of Ezra, a non profit pediatric cancer research foundation run by Kyle and Robyn Matthews
I won’t spend much time speaking about any of them, you can look up all the details on their site.
Personal reasons: it’s probably one of the things I feel more important to me.
Obviously yes! The first donation will be sent 4-5 weeks after the launch of LivelyIcons, as I need the time to receive a couple of payments from SaurikIT.
Since sales will lower after the initial rush, the second donation will be sent 6-7 weeks after the first one.
(If you’re asking yourself why I will be waiting to send the donations, the reasons are two: to make things easier for me and to reduce the amount of taxes)