02 Feb 2014
A week later
In 7 days, Springtomize has been downloaded on more than 300,000 devices; that number only represents the devices that Springtomize has been installed on, not the number of people or purchases (Only a very, very small percentage are legit users, and many of them have more than one device)
I must say that I am really amazed: I knew a lot of people were waiting for it, but I couldn’t imagine this kind of response.
When Springtomize is installed on a device, I’m also collecting the model of that device, in order to have an overview of the most common devices. This is a device comparison chart I built using the Google Visualization APIs:
As you can see, it’s very clear that the majority of the devices are iPhones: more than the 80% of the total number of devices is represented by iPhones, indeed, leaving iPads around the 13% and iPods to the 3.5%. Those proportions slightly changed during the week, and it looks like Springtomize took a little bit more to take off on iPad.
In the past week, 3 updates already hit Cydia, fixing some issues and adding some features. The most important is that you no longer need to respring in order to apply changes: everything you modify is applied in real time and this makes it much easier to play with the different settings and find the perfect setup that works for you.
As many people requested, there is the need for a centralized place where users can discuss about feature requests, improvements, suggestions or bugs. After speaking with Britta, I decided that the best way to do that was /r/Springtomize, which is starting today. Please read the “Welcome to /r/Springtomize” post over there and let me know what you think.
I will try to read everything that gets posted there, but I can’t promise I will be able to answer all the comments: actually, I hope that users will be able to help each other most of the times.
I’ve received a lot of feature requests or reports by email: I’m reading them all and collecting all the useful info. (Note: some feature requests are really crazy ;P)
It’s all for now. Now back to work.
Filippo Bigarella at 18:00