I am excited to announce that 2.0 will soon be a reality.
Between now and October 5th (the UA2009 final build deadline) - I will be working to fine tune everything that has been introduced in the 1.99 series - custom Whirlds, a completely new interface, and so much more. On that date, everything goes live!
2.0 is tremendously exciting to me in many different ways, one of which is monetization :)
Mars Explorer will always be free, but I am favorably considering the creation an "elite" group of members who get to pay around $15 for cooler looking "Sponsor" name badges and possible exclusive access to OS native Mars Explorer applications. What do you think of the idea? I have no plans to implement it in the near future, but a significant income would help Mars Explorer grow like nothing else.
All the best,