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:
- New search fields and improved comparisons
- Added conductance and resistance lines
- Improved searching of your own shots
- Added OAuth 2.0 support2
- Added Weight annotations at stage transitions
- Added EY calculator
- Added “system” theme and ability to display in Fahrenheit
- Completely rewritten Decent People page
- Added RSS feeds and private notes
- Made a massive overhaul in how shot data is stored
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. 🙏