50% of profits to charity
Frequently Asked Questions
How does TunesGenie make money?
Although TunesGenie is totally free for its users, it does get revenues.
These revenues come from the 7% commissions (2.5% in Japan) that Apple gives TunesGenie anytime you purchase from iTunes or the AppSore on a device less than 24 hours after clicking on an iTunes link in TunesGenie.
Be aware that if multiple applications or websites send you to the iTunes or AppStore, only that latest application will get the commission.
So if you want your purchases to make a difference, you’ll want to make sure you go to iTunes from TunesGenie just before making a purchase.
How does TunesGenie contribute to charities?
TunesGenie gives back 50% of its profits to charities. That is, each time you spend $10 on iTunes, TunesGenie will get $0.7 in commission from Apple, of which roughly $0.5 will be profits after deducing costs of development, promotion etc, and give back $0.25 to charities.
Keep in mind though that this only works if Apple attributes the revenue to TunesGenie, so if you want your purchases to benefit charities, you’ll want to make sure you go to iTunes from TunesGenie just before making a purchase
Which charities does TunesGenie support?
TunesGenie has donated to World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, Water.org, Doctors Without Borders, American Civil Liberties Union, and the Wounded Warrior Project. TunesGenie used to let users choose the charity they wanted the app to support, but Apple deemed this practice was against the AppStore guideline, so instead TunesGenie supports charities based on world events and communicates through Twitter @TunesGenie which charity is currently being supported.
Can I suggest new features?
Sure! We’d love to hear from you and will take your input seriously when planning for new features.
How can I make sure my iTunes purchases will benefit charities?
By visiting iTunes or AppStore from TunesGenie just before make an iTunes or AppStore purchase, you make sure that Apple will reward TunesGenie who will share the commission with your preferred charity.
Also, we will publish detailed information as to how much money was collected and distributed to which charities, along with proofs that the money has actually been transferred.
Why does TunesGenie give 50% of its profits to charity?
Because we can.
We have a very lean organization, so we believe 50% of the total profits is going to be enough to sustain the further development of the application.
Giving less would kind of defeat the purpose of the application, but giving more would not allow us to sustain the development of the app.
Will TunesGenie be available on other platforms?
Yes, we do plan to port TuneGenie on other Apple devices like the iPad and AppleTV.
That being said, there is currently not plan to port the application to non Apple devices.
What personal informations does TunesGenie keep and use?
TunesGenie does not need to know any single thing about our users to work.