Hi everyone, we have some updates about the apps4flip platform that we would like to share.
When we started apps4flip a few short years ago, the kosher basic phone industry was nascent. Free filters didn't exist, basic features like navigation were forcing people to get smartphones, and the number of phones that were able to be kashered was pretty much just the LG Exalt and the Kyocera Cadance. Fast forward a few years and thanks to the apps4flip platform and it's members we have multiple phones that can be kashered for free, kosher apps that users who need can get, and significantly more competition in the basic phone filter market which has allowed us yidden to get incredibly cheap phones and get them fully kashered by just following a few guides on our site.
However there is another side of this, when we started apps4flip there were 3 admins and we were all in yeshiva and had plenty of free time bain hazmanim. Fast forward to today and we all have families, some are in kollel, and others are busy with real estate and the SNF world. Due to this we don't have the time it takes anymore to run, curate, and maintain these sites standards of kashrus and quality. Because of this we are making the the difficult decision to wind down the apps4flip group of sites. We are still working out the exact timeline and details so stay tuned but for starters the forum is going to be made read only and we will work out a plan on how we proceed from here.
To all of our dedicated members, kasherers, admins, and mods, we want to say thank you! It is you who made this site the top destination for kosher flip phone advice and without you none of the newer filter solutions would have been developed. A special shout out to all of our moderators and developers who worked incredibly hard to moderate and develop the new filter solutions.
To everyone else we strongly encourage you to download the apps and files you need now as we can't guarantee how much longer they will be around. We are confident that the new generation of kosher phone creators will come up with their own way to distribute and share there software and it is our hope that even though the apps4flip platforms will be winding down, the results of it including the free filters, the kosher apps, and the other kosher products will continue to be disseminated without charge to allow more people to have kosher options.
Thanks you everyone for joining us on this journey.
The apps4flip admins.
UPDATE: We have been getting a ton of emails from people offering to buy the sites off of us and thanking us for what we have done over the years. While we appreciate the thank yous and you can keep those coming, the site is not for sale. Thank You.