I made an application that includes a list of credits. This contains, among other things, names of people who have helped, Kickstarter backers, and legal notices for software libraries I've used that require it.
Where is the best place to put these credits? I've seen the following locations, either on the desktop or on a mobile device:
- The "About" menu, either the default on Mac OS X or an arbitrary one created
- A "Credits" item in the Help menu
- The Preferences dialog
- A text file along with the installation
- A printed manual
- At a certain point in the operation (e.g. for a game, after the player wins)
From a usability standpoint, I want a location for the credits where they will be easily found because I promised Kickstarter backers that I'd put their name in the credits (maybe that was a mistake, but oh well). Is there a recommended location for these credits? And does it matter based on the platform the app is running on?
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