tklmap Patreon Launched

28 November 2023

We are pleased to announce that tklmap is now available on Patreon! For a few dollars a month you can become a tklmap supporter and gain access to supporter-only benefits and behind the scenes news posts from the developers. Read more about supporter benefits on the Support Page.

No ads are currently shown on tklmap. If you are enjoying using the site, please consider donating to keep us up and running! tklmap is a niche-interest project that operates at a loss. Your donations will go towards offsetting hosting costs as well as potentially funding future improvements.

You may be wondering, 'what does this mean for the future of tklmap? Am I going to have to start paying to use the site?!'. The answer to this question is - no! We are committed to keeping tklmap free and open to use, whether you support the site financially or not. Offering site benefits and extra features for supporters is a delicate balancing act between keeping the site useful and interesting for free users and incentivising donations by paywalling site features. For tklmap, the benefits offered for Patreon supporters are currently either purely cosmetic (in the case of custom marker icons) or expansions on functionality that is still available to free users (in the case of extra marker favourite slots).

It is our intention to move forward with the development of tklmap with this principal in mind. Tweaks to the Patreon supporter experience, including what functionality is and isn’t paywalled, as well as the supporter tier pricing, may be tweaked over time in response to internal decision making or community feedback.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions with regards to the supporter experience, or anything else related to tklmap, feel free to get in touch. Visit the Contact Page to find out how. As always, thanks for using tklmap!