September 29, 2013 — We’re excited to announce that cloud backup, device syncing and the new website are up and running. To use the new features, you’ll need a new version of the ChefTap app, which we’ll be releasing soon. We’ll be sending out invitations to sign up, slowly at first. When you’re invited, you’ll see a notification on your device.
The new website requires us to dramatically increase server capacity to handle cloud backup and device syncing for hundreds of thousands of people. Those servers come with very real monthly bills. For this reason, we’re asking people to consider subscribing to a ChefTap Pro account for $11.99 per year. A pro account will remove ads from your app, allow unlimited syncing and include other exclusive features. In addition, it will make it possible for us to work on the other features you’ve been asking for.
There will also be a free option, which will have a limit of 100 recipes, and will allow you to sync with the web site once a week. You can read more details about the different kinds of accounts here.
We are two people who have made ChefTap on our own time. We don’t have investors and venture capital like other startups. We need your help to keep going. As we move into fall, we’ll be getting back to work on the grocery list and meal planner, making improvements to the website and Android app, and starting on an iPhone/iPad app. As always, we look to you for suggestions about what you would like, so let us know.
We love our job, and we want nothing more than to make the best cooking app ever.