November 23, 2022

The None tab

There has been a ton of positive feedback on the new tabs feature available to premium users. There has been one negative one though: they can take a lot of vertical space. Especially on mobile devices. Which makes it difficult to get to your shots. So today I introduced the None tab. It does exactly what you think it does: hides all the tab content. I think this solves the downside pretty well. And, as before, I remember the last selected tab, so if you select None, it’ll always be the default tab for you on that browser.

The migration to Fly was a bit rocky at times, with a total downtime of about 40 minutes. As far as these kinds of migrations go, I’m extremely happy how it turned out. And I couldn’t be happier how well Visualizer is performing now. Response times are down across the board, and the page just feels super snappy. 🤩

There were many more changes, including preliminary support for Smart Espresso Profiler. It’s not perfect yet, since I need to gather more files and users, but soon Visualizer could connect the wider geeky coffee world, and not just be Decent exclusive, and that’s super exciting to me. 🥳

November 10, 2022

Migrated to Fly

This morning I’ve migrated from Heroku to Fly. Hopefully everything still works fine. 😅

If you find that something isn’t working well or some things are missing, please contact me and I’ll have a look.

We now have a much more capable and faster server so the website itself should be performing better too. We’ll see. 😬

November 4, 2022

2nd Anniversary

On this day, 2 years ago, the first Visualizer commit was made. Last year I wrote all about how and why and the rapid changes of those first months, so do read the 1st Visualizer Anniversary post if you haven’t yet. And recapping the story of Visualizer on a job interview1 yesterday, I realized that this past year has been just as insane, if not more so.

In January, I introduced a massive change: switching to a freemium SaaS model. At that time there were 1,200 users and just over 200,000 upload shots. Today there are 2,822 with over 700,000 shots, and this past Sunday we just broke a record of most uploaded shots per day: 2,180. I’m quite happy with how Premium subscription got received, and I hope it’ll keep growing. I’m very grateful for everyone who signed up. You make this service possible! I do my best to keep improving the service for everyone, not just Premium users. They did just get a couple of really nifty new features, though. 🥰

There were many other new features added in the past year:

And many more tiny ones improving the functionality, performance, or just fixing bugs. Such is the life of a modern app. Just since the last post, there were many such changes. The biggest one of them being a completely new Premium page with all the questions, that I commonly get, answered.

You might notice one drastic change: there’s no more Pro/Café plan. That’s because in the entire year I only got 1 person emailing me about it. And even they didn’t reply when I asked for a feature set they’d like. 🙈 Apparently, Decents aren’t really used in such environments. And for everyone else there is Flow and Cropster Cafe. I’m happy I offered the option, though, because now I know that any time spent on café focused features would have been time lost. So we all benefit. 😅

Thanks for reading, but mostly thank you for being a loyal user. 🙏

  1. In case you missed it, I recently became unemployed

  2. Something really nice is brewing in this area just now 😉 

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