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26 October 2014

The future of monkkee

A week ago, monkkee’s future was determined – at least officially. During the past year, we have received many enquiries from users asking us how we plan to ensure monkkee’s existence a few years from now. In other words: What is the business model behind monkkee?

monkkee is now just over a year old and while we have taken our time to answer these questions, a few things were always clear to us:

  • With its client-side encryption, monkkee is a unique product. We are convinced that the world needs monkkee and want to make the software accessible to any person wishing to use it.
  • Data privacy is extremely important to us. We will never touch or monetize the personal information of our users.
  • monkkee is the work of a few passionate individuals, not one of large internet companies. That’s why we want to shape the future of monkkee together with our users. Together we are strong and can compete with commercial providers.

When we launched monkkee, we were driven by the idea of a highly secure online journal. We didn’t worry much about whether each and every hour we spent developing monkkee would pay off in the end. And we were rewarded for our efforts. More than 1500 users registered with monkkee in a little over a year and provided us with a great deal of positive feedback. We’re delighted that people have been so taken with the idea of monkkee.


It is now time to ask our users to join in this and help us finance the monthly costs for the server hosting and the further development of monkkee. So we are encouraging you to support monkkee with a voluntary donation. Here again, we are taking a rather unusual route. With us, donating is fun. Check out our monkkee donation machine and select your own type of support. Are you a pusher, a feeder, a lover or a maniac?

We hope that you enjoy the donation site. Thank you for your contribution. To the future!

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