What you need to know
- An indie Apple Watch developer is donating this weekend's proceeds to fight the Australian bushfires.
- Developer Will Bishop, the mind behind Chirp, Nano, and MiniWiki, announced it on Twitter.
- People can donate by purchasing a pro version of his apps or by leaving a tip in the tipping jar.
An indie Apple Watch developer behind the popular Apple Watch apps like Chirp for Twitter, Nano for Reddit, and MiniWiki is donating all of the profit from his apps to help fight the Australian bushfires. Reported by 9to5Mac, indie developer Will Bishop, a 17-year-old Swift developer from Adelaide, Australia, wanted to do his part in stopping the fires that have been spreading across the country.
Bishop took to Twitter to announce that "for the next 48 hours, all proceeds from Chirp for Twitter (opens in new tab), Nano for Reddit (opens in new tab), and MiniWiki (opens in new tab) will be donated to rural fire services across New South Wales and Victoria!" He also asked those who had purchased the Pro versions of his apps before the announcement to use the tipping jar, as those contributions would be donated as well.
For the next 48 hours, all proceeds from Chirp, Nano, and MiniWiki will be donated to rural fire services across New South Wales and Victoria!
If you already bought the upgrades, please consider using the tipping jar.#AustraliaBushfires #AustraliaOnFire #RT Appreciated!For the next 48 hours, all proceeds from Chirp, Nano, and MiniWiki will be donated to rural fire services across New South Wales and Victoria!
If you already bought the upgrades, please consider using the tipping jar.#AustraliaBushfires #AustraliaOnFire #RT Appreciated!— Will Bishop (@WillRBishop) January 4, 2020January 4, 2020
Will has created some beloved apps for the Apple Watch. Chirp (opens in new tab) aims to bring the full experience of Twitter, who got rid of their Apple Watch app years ago, back to your wrist. Nano (opens in new tab) allows users to browse and use a lot of the main functionality of Reddit straight from their Apple Watch. MiniWiki (opens in new tab) brings - you guessed it - the full library of Wikipedia to your Watch.
Each app is free to download but, if you want to access certain features and donate to the bushfires, it offers a pro version for a few dollars. Bishop says that all pro purchases, as well as donations made to the tipping jar, will be donated. The donation period runs Friday through Sunday, so if you want to get a great app and donate to a good cause, make sure to buy that pro version by the end of today.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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