2016 has started with a magical combination of numbers for TimeTune. As if the figures had made some kind of pact, they all changed at the same time. This is a summary of those numbers. From them, you will be able to see how TimeTune has grown in the last year and where the project is headed. The magic in the numbers is real and one thing is for sure, we are absolutely charmed by them!
MAGICAL NUMBER #1: 100,000
100,000 people are already using TimeTune every day to become more productive. Wow, that’s a lot of people! When TimeTune started from scratch in October 2014 we didn’t know how it was going to be received or if the idea would be accepted. There were a lot of planners on the market, but our core idea was a bit different. The first months had a slow pace, but we iterated fast and the app gradually picked up through 2015. There’s still plenty of room to grow but, believe us, this is a huge achievement for us. Thanks to each and every one of you, sincerely.
MAGICAL NUMBER #2: 30%
As you may know (if you are a developer, you completely know), the total number of downloads for an app is not representative of the actual number of people currently using it. An app could have millions of downloads but it doesn’t mean all those people are keeping it in their devices. Some apps are uninstalled as fast as they were downloaded. That’s why the number of downloads is called a vanity metric. It feeds a developer’s vanity, but doesn’t translate into actual profit.
The right metric is the retention rate. Or in other words, the percentage of people who keep and use the app after downloading it. In TimeTune, having now more than 330,000 downloads, the retention rate is 30%. That gives the 100,000 current users detailed by the first magical number. This means almost 1 in each 3 people who download TimeTune keep it and use it to become more productive every day. Again… Wow!
MAGICAL NUMBER #3: 10,000
This is the number of ratings TimeTune has right now on Google Play (and it’s growing by the minute!). 10,000 people who took the time to show their support, share their feedback and express their opinion. As you know, we personally thank all written reviews on the store. But from here, to all the people who left a rating or showed their support in any shape or form, an immense thank you. You really are the magical ones and your support is what allows TimeTune to grow every day.
MAGICAL NUMBER #4: 4.6
Joining the magical party, the global rating for TimeTune in Google Play just increased to 4.6. This is very high for a free app! We don’t know what the future holds for this number. Maybe when the app gets exposed to more general public the rating will get low, or maybe not. We don’t know for sure, but there’s one thing you can totally count on: we’ll keep squeezing our brains to make TimeTune better and take this number as further as possible!
MAGICAL NUMBER #5: 1,000
We already have 1,000 user suggestions for TimeTune on our suggestion list. 1,000 people who contacted us and sent their ideas through different channels. Just know that all your suggestions are taken into account and not a single one is discarded. We are really grateful for receiving all this great feedback and many current features already came from it. You know our door is always open and we want you to feel a part of TimeTune. Because to us, you already are.
THE MAGICAL FUTURE
Although the progression has been great so far, TimeTune is still a young project. The numbers show the app is loved and the core idea is useful. But we know many things can be improved and more features can be added. Don’t worry, we have a lot things planned for the future!
As the mobile environment is so changeable and we have so many ideas, our implementation schedule is not rigid. Features can be added depending on how many people request them, how they fit into the project’s philosophy and how the app evolves through time.
But there are some things we want to keep immutable and those are the things we want TimeTune to be known for:
- Productivity: We’ll keep making this the main purpose for the app. We want it to be a great productivity tool for you.
- Customization: We’ll keep making TimeTune as customizable as possible, but always in an accessible way.
- Simplicity: We’ll keep making TimeTune as simple as possible. Customization and power shouldn’t translate to complexity.
- Dialog: We’ll keep talking to you, answering your questions and support. Remember, your feedback is always welcome.
- Evolution: TimeTune will keep adapting and evolving, but we don’t want it to become something strange. If you ever think we’re going in the wrong direction, you can tell us right away.
Finally, thank you very much again for your continous support. You made the magic happen and we hope to return this magic through TimeTune. Have a really good and productive 2016 everyone! 😉
If you have new ideas for TimeTune, tell us in the comments and we’ll take them all into account. You can be a new member of the magical family!