Let me quickly state (again) that I can’t read ideas or notes people write in Idea Growr. I collect data on usage so I can learn from it and improve the app.
Here are some new stats on how Idea Growr is doing. All coming from the period June 16 – July 13.
Active users per day (includes new users)
- July 13th: 263
- June 16th: 49
Active device installs
- July 13th: 2.752
- June 16th: 537
This quickly shows that the number of active users is roughly about 1/10th of the active device installs.
While it is a bit difficult to read this table and take any lessons from it. It does show two things:
- There is a group of people that are ‘loyal’ and use this app often.
- People who use this app often, tend to also spend a bit more time on the app when they open it.
It is also good to note that my own usage is included in these stats and I am a heavy user. As of version 1.21, released yesterday, I am better able to filter my own data out of the statistics.
How about Spanish speaking people?
One of the fun thing with Google Analytics is that you can split your data in all sorts of ways. For instance in the Lanuage overview it shows es-us (Spanish language in the USA), es-es, es-mx, etc. But I like to see how many active users I have any of those Spanish language settings. You click on Advanced and make a selection including languages beginning with ‘es’.
So now I can show you the number of active users in this same period for people who have their device set in Spanish.
- July 13th: 16 out of 263 is 6,1%
- June 16th: 3 out of 49 is 6,1%
On June 24th, I updated the app to include the Spanish language. I’d like to think it helped to have included this translation, but you can see in the stats it didn’t really make any difference. It’s funny to see that for both dates the percentage of Spanish speaking people is exactly 6,1%.
Tracking events, do people use the sort buttons in the All Ideas screen?
At the Top Events page in Google Analytics I select ‘motion charts’.
Here you get a whole set of features that you can play with. I went to bed late yesterday because of these charts..
Now within Motion Charts, you can select a tab to view graphs.
So now you have something like you started with, but a bit fancier. So let’s take a look at when the sort buttons where used.
So the buttons are used, but not so often. This is probably because in the beginning most people don’t have that many ideas yet. It’s nice to see all three buttons are used, if I would see one button was (almost) never used, I would have removed it from the interface.
Devices & resolutions
As you can see the app is used in a wide range of resolutions. The app is even used on a quite a number of tablets. It makes sense from the perspective that it is easier to type on a tablet and Idea Growr is mostly used to write and read texts. It’s also nice to see that people with a 320×480 screen can make good use of my app.
Before I’ll end this post, let me check the number of users on the device right now (19:45). That’s 275 active users (a new record!), including 118 new users.