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 :)• Why do you do it?
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!• How much will be donated?
So, I can officially announce that I’ll be donating $1 for every copy of LivelyIcons sold.• Who will you be donating to?
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.• Why did you decide to focus on pediatric cancer research?
Personal reasons: it’s probably one of the things I feel more important to me.• Will you post a proof of the donation?
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)