This is a copy of an email I sent out this morning about rooster.am.
Thanks for using rooster.am!
Rooster.am is an alarm clock service that calls your phone and reads aloud your Facebook events, Google Calendar, stories from The New York Times and more.
Rooster.am was created at the second ever HackNY hackathon (it was called Cock-a-doodle-do then) where it won first place! Within a week I turned the hack into a website, bought a domain, and then presented at the New York Tech Meetup.
Since then it’s been written about all over the internet – my favorite piece is from The Next Web.
Over the past two years the service has grown larger than I can imagine. Rooster.am wakes up more than 100 people everyday, and spends more than 45 hours talking on the phone per month.
I wish the service could remain free forever, but the reality is that it’s grown to cost me more than I can afford to keep it up and running.
Beginning January 1st, rooster.am will cost $5.99/month for everybody except you. Anybody who currently has an account can subscribe to rooster.am for just $2.99/month by clicking the following link:
You’ll need to log in with your current account in order for this to work.
I really thank you for supporting myself and this service. For those of you who have wrote (or called me up!), thank you. It has been tons of fun waking y’all up every day.
Anybody who does not wish to upgrade can continue to use the service until January 1st, 2013. I figure most people will want to sleep in that morning.
You’re receiving this email because you signed up for rooster.am in the past two years.