Pomodoro by Increaser News #6

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Increaser

In this story, I want to tell you about new changes that were made in the Pomodoro by Increaser, what is the current status of the app, and what I am going to do the next week.

This Week

We can use Pomodoro by Increaser like a usual mobile app, both on iPhone and Android. And this week I decided to work more with the mobile version, to see its flaws, and it appeared that it had real problems, and they are fixed now.

This is possible because Pomodoro by Increase is a Progressive Web App(PWA) and can be used like a native app both on desktop and on mobile. To install the app, you need to open it in the browser, open settings and add it to the home screen, then you can find Pomodoro by Increaser on the screen and use it like any other app.

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IOS and Android

This week Pomodoro by Increase reached it’s the lowest low in popularity, and I decided to temporarily remove community page that contains scoreboard. Just imagine somebody new coming in the app and seeing that top performer doing one hour of work in a day, it will be frustrating. Also, there was a bug, my testing account — Родион Чачура, got into the scoreboard.

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The scoreboard is a complete disaster now

As soon as more productive people appear scoreboard will be back.

In the previous update, I talked about bringing back google ads in the search. Now I am paying 3$ a day for the cheapest possible ads.

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Google Ads

After a long time of using the email from some template found on GitHub, I decided to implement a new email template for news.

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old email

Now it has colors from Pomodoro by Increaser palette and has links both to YouTube video and Medium story.

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new email

Also were made a few bug fixes, besides this, there were not so many changes in the app itself. In the previous update, I promised to investigate YouTube influencers, and automate feedback receiving from disappeared users — I failed to do this. Right now, I am a few steps from being broke, and can’t afford app promotion. I decided to not continue with emails to disappeared users, because it requires some additional logic, and I will talk about this little bit later.

Current Status

We are at the same place in terms of the number of members, and it will be amazing when the second member will join!

If we look into google analytics, we can see that compared with the previous seven days, we have a slightly better result in all sections except bounce rate.

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Google Analytics

This week we reached the number of more than 900 registered users. But it doesn’t mean a lot, because most of them haven’t even tried to start a set, so it is mostly useless metric.

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registered users

Next Week

The next week whole focus will be on fixing bugs and thinking how statistics for a more extended period will look and then implementing a backend for this. Example of statistics in the increaser.org(deprecated) you can see below, these statistics was pretty useless, so I need to think better about how to make it insightful.

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statistics in increaser.org

That all, if you enjoy the app — please support it. You can always reach me by email(geekrodion@gmail.com) if you have any questions or ideas. Take care.

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Software engineer, creator of increaser.org. More at geekrodion.com

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