Dear Listencat Community,
We have made the difficult decision to discontinue Listencat.
We want to be transparent about why we have made this decision, especially to those of you who have been vocal fans and sharing much support and feedback about the product. The truth is that the Listencat app is in an unsustainable operating model, and has been for a while. Over the past year we’ve seen fast increasing usage and number of users - cost to support the app has gone up substantially and will only continue to go up over time. At the same time we should have been faster to introduce a paid plan to support the free tier users.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been engaged in conversations with many of Listencat's users, testing the interest for a paid plan. The interest in a paid plan is there from quite a few, but not enough - that still would leave a big gap in costs that would need to be covered.
We’re planning to remove Listencat from the Wordpress plugin directory by end of June 2021.
We’re so grateful to all of you who invested time and energy into helping make Listencat into an app that is loved by so many. We’ve learned so much. It has been an exceptionally rewarding journey, pouring our hearts into building something that people loved enough to use.