tl;dr: Poker Copilot 5 includes full Omaha support for all customers.
For a while, we charged a little extra to get Poker Copilot with Omaha support. This was in line with the “up-sell” model that many sales and marketing experts tell us small business owners we should be doing. “Capturing consumer surplus” and “price discrimination” are the rather strange names given to this practice.
However I was never really happy with the increased complication it added. I hate it when I decide to buy a product, then go to the sales options, and find I now need to work out which edition of a product I want to buy. Especially when, with software, it is obvious that the only difference between two editions is usually a set of “if-then-else” code statements.
So with the introduction of Poker Copilot 5 (which you can download from our home page) I’ve gone back to the “one edition to rule them all” approach. There is only one edition of Poker Copilot 5; it includes Hold’em support and Omaha support. So long, “price discrimination”.
Upgrade to Poker Copilot 5 from any earlier edition of Poker Copilot and you get full Omaha support.
Here are some benefits of this decision:
Now our purchase page is simpler. You have only one, clear, obvious, easy-to-make decision: are you buying Poker Copilot for the first time? If so, then buy the full edition. Otherwise buy the upgrade. Both paths lead to the same destination.
Our customer support is easier. When someone reports a problem with Poker Copilot, we no longer need to work out whether that is because Omaha is not enabled.
Our software registration logic is simpler. As well as the code through Poker Copilot that used to artificially limit options based on license key. Simpler code typically equates to less bugs.
Perhaps when my company gets to be comparable in size to Microsoft, I’ll reconsider this approach. But until then, I think I prefer simplicity for my team, and simplicity for my customers.
If you have a Retina screen, such as what you find on a modern MacBook Pro, then you’ll notice that the text and icons on Poker Copilot 5 look much sharper than Poker Copilot 4. We’ve changed all the text to use a better typeface for Retina; we’ve created Retina versions of all our icons; we’ve made the necessary changes for the replayer and other screens to look as high-definition as possible.
Today I realised there was one gap in our Retina improvements: the charts weren’t so good. I had never noticed before, but suddenly I couldn’t help but notice how blurry the text on the charts is compared to the text elsewhere in the app.
So I fixed it. Here’s a “before” shot and an “after” shot.
These improvements will be in the next update of Poker Copilot.