Thanks for your interest,
I don’t need any pro features except access to reliable download. I teach classes across a few schools and have in excess of 100 students. I would hate to teach a class where the server was busy. AI2 has a similar problem but to a much lesser extent, and i feel comfortable that it is going to work in the next 5min.
I want all students to just know and use platforms like arduino IDE, Thunkable, AI2, TinkerCAD, makecode, scratch and Cospaces as if it was part of their primary school curriculum, ideally they should all pay as well. But a subscription is never going to work
I donate to Arduino IDE even though I don’t have too. I would just pledge $25 a year to Thunkable and others for the awesome platform you provide, but not ongoing.
I want to give you some money for what you provide, but not a subscription. A once only time price to gain access to the platform might be the answer.
It may actually increase revenue over a subscription based approach