Brad Root

is creating free open source apps for Apple platforms




per month

About Brad Root

Howdy! My name is Brad, and I believe software should be free. That's why all of the apps I release are fully open source, and free of charge--and that's literally free, not "I sell your data to third parties" free; all my apps have no-nonsense privacy policies that stipulate your personal data is never shared with anyone, ever, for any purpose. While I love giving away free software, living and servers aren't free, so I'm asking you to help support me while I create and maintain these projects.

Your support will to go toward the production, maintenance, and hosting costs for PiBarLife Saver, Aeon Garden, Gamebook Engine, and more! The more support I get, the more time I will be able and willing to spend on making neat things for you to use or pilfer code from.

Who am I?

My name is Brad Root, and I've been building websites and running blogs for over two decades now. In the late 2000's, I ran an ad-free music blog called ſtaires! an adventure in listening where I wrote about ~400 of my favorite songs.

I started building apps a couple years ago, my first iOS app was Numu Tracker, an app that helps you keep track of music you need to listen to, and alerts you to new releases and additions. Since then, I've been working slowly on Aeon Garden, released Life Saver for Apple TV and macOS, built Gamebook Engine, and released PiBar. All of these projects are fully open source and licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2. You can find the code for these projects on my GitHub profile.

I also have a blog at where I write every week about what I've been working on, so you can learn about my thought process behind apps and features, and how I go about developing them.

Your support will encourage me to create more open source apps, and give back to the community in any way I can. Thanks for your consideration!
$4.30 of $20 per month
If I reach $20 in earnings per month, the hosting costs for Numu Tracker 2.0 will be covered!
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