Why isn’t YAZIO completely free? Why do we ask you to pay for YAZIO PRO when other apps are free? Oh, but they’re not!
1. No app is free, not even Facebook!
Unfortunately, the myth of “free apps” is still floating around. To be clear, there’s just no such thing. That’s because the work put into the app isn’t free. Behind every app is a dedicated team of people working daily to improve and further develop it. YAZIO, in particular, has a team of nearly 20 people working every day to provide the best possible app they can.
If an app is 100% free, that means the user (yes, YOU) pays:
1. with their personal information, which is then used for advertisement purposes (e.g. Facebook or Google)
If you don’t pay anything for an app or internet offer, then you’re not the customer… You’re the product! The provider earns money from your data through advertisements or by passing it on to other companies. Your data is analyzed so that ads can be directly targeted to you. At YAZIO, however, we’ve committed ourselves to only asking for and saving data that is relevant and essential for app usage. We do not sell your data to any third parties!
2. by having to view advertisements
We could choose to display advertisement within the app, which we also did for a time. However, we’ve decided to no longer earn money this way. We believe that you should focus 100% on your goal and shouldn’t be distracted by ineffective advertisements for diet products and weight-loss promises.
3. through a “Freemium” model
This term is a combination of both “Free” and “Premium”. That means, the most important app functions are free for the users, while more extensive features and detailed information cost you a small amount of money for a particular length of time. That’s exactly the model that YAZIO PRO is based on. All calorie counting functions of the app will always be free. Only if you want access to additional values, features and our large recipe database and meal plans you need YAZIO PRO. You get to decide: Are the simple calorie counter functions enough for you or do you want to get more out of your nutrition and use our additional functions that are improved, expanded and developed on a daily basis?
With YAZIO, you pay a set price to access all features. We DO NOT show advertisements and DO NOT sell your data to third parties.
2. Great value for your money!
How much does YAZIO PRO cost in comparison to diet products, a gym membership or a personal nutritionist? Most of these cost much more than $100 per year. Sometimes more. Compared to that, YAZIO PRO is much more affordable, with prices starting at less than $4 per month. For YAZIO PRO, you’ll only be paying around 10 cents per day – much less than a dry bread roll from your nearby bakery.
While we’re not saying that having YAZIO PRO and a personal nutritionist are the same thing, there are plenty of different ways for you to choose to maintain a healthy diet. Even with a nutritionist, you still need to keep a daily food log (usually with a pencil and paper). YAZIO does this work for you. Plus, it offers you a self-made database full of recipes, nutritional plans and plenty of other useful information and motivation for a healthy diet.
YAZIO PRO costs about 10 cents per day. With that, you get tons of features, hundreds of recipes and a variety of meal plans.
3. Quality, Quality, Quality!
When you pay for YAZIO PRO, you’re supporting our YAZIO team and ensuring the continuous development of the app and its content. For all of this, quality is extremely important to us! You won’t find any copy-pasted nutrition information. Instead, every text, every recipe and every meal plan has been directly and carefully selected, cooked, eaten and photographed by us. We’ve tried and tested every meal plan for ourselves. With more than 10 years of expert knowledge and experience in nutrition app development, you can be sure you’re getting only the best!
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The advantages of YAZIO PRO: https://help.yazio.com/hc/en-us/articles/208847005