I am just about to go into a phase of bug fixing (incl. widgets), stability, speed, polish and growth. This means no major features for a few months. But I will improve existing features in minor ways and maybe add some more data.
Essentially, I’ve spent 7-8 years developing features ahead of growth. So now I focus on growth. The plan is simple:
- grow enough to hire help
- hire help to grow faster
- repeat until Duane can spend time making cool features
I have considered offers to users for sharing. All the subscriptions and payments are handled by Google and they have limited ways to do this. Promo codes are probably the closest to what we need. The other thing is that the privacy on Android is quite good. If a users shares a Flowx link with friends, I cannot see who they shared it with, to how many people, what platform they shared it to or even if they finished the share process. So I would have to create a unique code, they can share and then resolve this code on the new install and grab a promo code. I’m also limited to 400 promo codes per quarter I think. Certainly doable but a bit of work. Because of the limited number of promo codes, I’ll have to identify the high use users since they might have like minded friends.
It’s important to get users that value the data in the app. People that don’t find much value in the data tend to misinterpret the data and complain about accuracy.
That said, I think users that like Flowx are already sharing the app with friends.
I have noticed growth comes from exposure on the wider internet. So I plan to get more Flowx content out there. I’ve nearly finished a movie maker so users can share Flowx videos. More OpenZones. I’m also considering OpenZones for other things like sports events.
Also I need to improve the on-boarding. New users find the learning curve steep.