Popular liveblogging platform CoverItLive has announced the end of its free usage tier, becoming an entirely paid for subscription service.
In an email to current subscribers the company wrote:
CoveritLive is introducing new monthly subscription plans based on active usage. These plans provide customers full access to all of CoveritLive’s Premium features – previously unavailable to Basic plan customers — including event feeds, event groups and homepages, live webcam and access to the CoveritLive API. Additionally, we have released several new features including a new dashboard with enhanced metrics, simplified Facebook event implementation and improved user management tools.
With the availability of the new plans and features, we will transition all CoveritLive Basic customers (including your current account) to a new Trial plan on July 1st 2012. The Trial plan will still allow you complete access to CoveritLive functionality for free and with no time limit, but it will now place a limit of 25 event “clicks” (active users who click into or engage with an event) per month on your account.
CoveritLive’s ‘Starter’ subscription costs $9.99 per month and allows for 250 viewers per month, their ‘Standard’ tier costs $149 per month and allows for up to 10,000 viewers. The current Basic plan for the service will end on 1 July.Tags: CoveritLive, demand media, journalism tool, liveblogging, liveblogs, saas, subscription models