< help / update notification
MiniMeters is an affordable app, but I know some will be tempted to share the download with their friend. I believe the lack of auto updating + mandatory update notifications slightly discourages sharing of MiniMeters as the person sharing MiniMeters will now be responsible to send their friend updates whenever they come out.
That is my very simple copy protection (deterrent in this case). I do not really believe in traditional copy protection as I believe it harms the legal user in many cases. The update screen is (imo) a fine compromise.
That being said, I do not condone sharing MiniMeters as I feel I have priced it fairly and competitively for the amount of time and effort I have personally put into the project.