Code Signing and Price Cuts
We have thought long and hard and it appears that Microsoft vision of the future of Windows is where Windows apps are sold off the Windows Store. Microsoft hit the 500 million active computers using Windows 10, it would definitely make sense.
In 2017, we began migrating the bulk of our applications to the Windows Store. It was definitely not without issues but as they said, it gets easier with practise.
Over the years, despite having obtain the necessary code-signing certificate, our applications’ installer download still prompts the SmartScreen Warning. As such, we have decided not to renew our code signing certificate in the coming year.
We will still be distributing our Windows applications on our website and on the Windows Store. With the cost savings from the various procedures needed to get certified for a code signing certificate and the cost of the certificate itself, we have decided it’s best to pass the savings to you. With immediate effect, we have reduced the prices of our Windows applications sold via FastSpring through our website comes with between a 20 to 25% permanent price reduction.
If you are not comfortable with the installer coming without the code signing certificate, there is the option to purchase our applications through the Windows Store. The applications on our website would still work the same way as they have always do.