- Is BandLoot really totally free?
- Who makes BandLoot?
- Why did you create BandLoot?
- What is Social Accounting?
- Where and how is my data stored?
- How can I contact you?
- How can I delete a band account?
- How can I get easy access to my BandLoot account from iOS or Android devices?
Yes, BandLoot is totally free, and there is no catch! After creating an account, you will get immediate access to all the features of BandLoot, free of charge. There is no premium version, optional purchases or hidden costs awaiting you.
BandLoot is developed, run and provided by EarMaster ApS, the company behind the ear training software suite EarMaster. EarMaster ApS is a Danish company founded in 1996, and the EarMaster products are used by leading music schools and universities, professional and amateur musicians, and music students.
All the employees working at EarMaster ApS are musicians, often playing actively in bands. At lunchtime, there used to come up stories about how tough it was to keep track of who owed how much to the other band members, and how the lack of transparency in the way band money was managed was a rather big turn off. This is how we came to think of creating a simple yet efficient tool to manage band finances collectively online. The initial plan was to develop a very basic web app for internal use, but as the project grew, it became obvious that it was something many other musicians may find useful.
BandLoot is the pioneer of Social Accounting. Social Accounting means that money management is handled collectively by a group of persons (the shareholders) in all transparency. The great novelty here is that instead of leaving all responsibility on one single person’s shoulders, finances can now be managed easily together, as a group, with little or no room for mistrust or disputes.
BandLoot is powered by Google AppEngine. All user data is stored on Google’s own cloud storage solution. For more info about Google AppEngine and how data is stored on Google’s cloud data storage, please refer to: http://code.google.com/appengine/.
To report a bug, request a feature or make a suggestion, please use the feedback form available on the right side of the screen when you are signed in.
iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod):
- Go to BandLoot.com and click on the menu icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose "Add to Home Screen" to create a BandLoot icon on the iOS desktop.
- Go to BandLoot.com and create a bookmark.
- Open and browse the bookmarks screen.
- Long-press the bookmark until a menu pops-up.
- Choose "Add to Desktop/Home"
On some Android devices, you can also simply specify where to store the bookmark when creating it. In that case, just choose Home/Desktop to create a BandLoot icon on your desktop.