Wotja 21 has already had several big updates. Wotja 20 had 43 updates.
So, you think Wotja is expensive? OK...
It may help to stand back a bit for a moment and to think about what Wotja is, and what it isn't.
First, what it isn't...
It's fair enough to say - without dispute - it is not a "toy-like" app or something that we knocked together over a couple of weeks. Wotja is the accumulation of 30+ years of painstaking work on apps (SSEYO Koan, Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl & Tiklbox), technologies and techniques.
Nor is it a single synth or FX unit that once done is done, except for maybe the occasional bug fix update.
Next, what it is...
Wotja is a complex, powerful & completely unique Generative Music System.
Yes, a System with several engines, and we put an insane amount of work into continuing to evolve it all.
Is it totally bug free after all this time? Like any complex software, of course not, but it is highly functional and very stable!
Is there more we want to add to it? You bet, we have a huge and seemingly ever-expanding list of things we want to get to.
Do we still love working on it? Sure, it is about a voyage of discovery for us and, besides, we love making apps to help aid creativity & relaxation.
Customer feedback and reviews
We have had customers tell us (directly and in reviews) that "Wotja could easily be a program costing at least a few hundred dollars", "the price is way cheap, for the use I'm getting out of it" and that it is "sensational value".
They have also said of Wotja things like "unequalled for generative music software", "The king of generative apps" and "way deeper than it seems" etc... See the reviews.
Longevity DOES matter
A big plus for creators is that with its long history of continuous development there is every chance it will be here for a long time yet, and on many platforms to boot.
And, just as it can play SSEYO Koan content from ~30 years ago, in the future should be able to play the content you make for it today. That is not something to be sniffed at when in today's world there are many apps that are "abandonware" (i.e. no longer developed or maintained by a developer).
"Extra Special" sauce for Apple users
In case it is not immediately clear, it is also worth pointing out that a single "Apple bundle" purchase price for Wotja Pro 21 for iOS/macOS gets you versions for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS AND the Wotja Pro 21 AUv3 Plug-in for both iOS and macOS - incredible value frankly!
And lastly, to the (big) elephant in the room
Intermorphic Ltd. is just Tim and Pete. It is not a venture funded mega-corp and it has no source of income other than from the smallish number of sales of its niche app "Wotja". The market for Wotja is really fairly small - if you need what it does then it can be invaluable; if you don't, then, well, you don't!
For us to be able to add new features to Wotja and to make improvements and fixes requires a very great deal of both work and time. We also occasionally need to commission and/or create new templates/content as well.
On top of that there is the effort involved in testing, documention, support and many other things which, for an X-platform app like Wotja, all get multiplied.
Furthermore, we have to update our own computers, devices and build software.
Basically, for even what may seem a small bug fix update (and we do a lot of updates, see above), it can all add up to a very large chunk of our time!
For us to be be able continue to work on Wotja that work has therefore to be funded somehow.
To get a sense of perspective on the above, it can help to think about it all in terms of coffees (let alone lunch!).
We've made our case... it's over to you now
For the reasons we have set out, we genuinely feel that our Wotja 2021 prices represent exceptional value.
How you feel about those ultimately depends, however, on what value you see in Wotja and how much you want to use it.
We have done our level best to figure out the right set of options to cover as many "use cases" as possible, starting from free. Even so, it may even be that it is not for you - it is not for everyone. If you can find something else that does what you want, then cool! It may even be you want to come back to it later.
If you think it might be for you, then you can rest assured that we have set our pricing options to be as fair and as low as possible so that we can reach as many people as possible and that give us a fighting chance of keeping going and continuing to extend Wotja.
We thank all customers very, very much for supporting the continued development of Wotja and we hope you enjoy how we continue to improve and evolve it!