It’s been just over a month that the app has been launched in Alpha status, so I thought it would be interesting so write about the month and the experience. I previously wrote about the first 10 Days of the app, so figured it would be interesting to write about the first month.
First, let’s look at some statistics. According to Google Analytics, the site has received about 1000 unique visits, with about 400 from the first day of posting about the app on Reddit. Just over 300 accounts have been created, with 96 accounts having logged in at least twice! 11 users have logged in more often than I have, which is a fun fact.
Considering I didn’t promote the app any more since launch, I am pleasantly surprised by the continued success of the app. About two accounts are currently created every day, so it’s all word of mouth.
Back to statistics! The top 5 of countries of usage are the USA (57%), Brazil (11%), Switzerland (9%), Canada (6.6%) and Germany (4.7%). Switzerland and Germany are where I mostly promote the app on social media (aka my friends), so it’s not surprising. What is however is obviously Brazil, which is humbling. What I am surprised however is the lack of the UK in the top 5, since the app is currently only available in English.
65% of users use their desktop computers, 33% their mobile, and 2% their tablets. I didn’t suspect mobile to be so high, but my usage is also to quickly write something down when I’m on the road and think about it. I’ll need to test the app more often on mobile in the future to insure that there are no usability problems creeping up with new features.
The most used entity are Characters but the most created entity are Locations (which means characters are accessed more frequently, but there are more locations).
Each campaign has an average of 1.16 users, with 10 campaigns having 3 or more users, and there are 12 pending campaign invitations, with most being over two weeks old.
Now on to finances! The server bill for November was $10.07 thanks to a 20% discount from a halloween promotion. This doesn’t include the $30 yearly cost for the domain name. I only expect costs to go up from here, as the app gets more attention. Images are currently hosted on the server, but I know that I will have to get extra hosting at some point in the future when more data is uploaded. The good news is that $10 was covered by Patron supporters, with half of the bill footed by one very generous Patreon!
I’ll post another recap at the beginning of January with more in depth analysis for the month of December.