Breaking Even… # Right, while I’m in the blogging mood, here’s another post that really is long overdue! Back in March (wow!) I wrote a quick update on how much income I’d made via advertising on WristCheck and via ads on the website and promised further updates. Since then a few major things have happened - firstly, I released two additional apps (technically I released MP Checklist just before that post…) and secondly I finally got around to adding an in-app payment option to allow users to pay what they wanted to turn the ads off forever (and again, I definitely need to write a little about how and why I implemented that!
Attempting to grow my user base # Now that I’ve released three apps - two of which I’d like to think have the potential to be really useful to a decent number of people (sorry MP Checklist… I think you might just be a bit too niche!) - I think it’s time that I make a bit more of an effort to get help more people to find the apps!
WristCheck v1.5 Release Notes # Opps - I seem to have skipped writing up notes when I released WristCheck v1.4! (and for the last couple of Air Fryr releases…) I’ll add a quick summary at the end! But onto the details - WristCheck 1.5 is a fairly big update to the user interface of the main watchbox view. I’ve made search more prominent, given a use the ability to re-order the watch display, included images on the main page (so that you can find the watch you’re looking for visually) and made it easier to jump between the various watch box views (i.
Air Fryr - An Air Fryer Companion app # With energy bills going through the roof, the world seems to have gone air fryer mad over the last year or so. I had an old one that was only ever used for making chips (aka French fries for any readers on the other side of the Atlantic!), but I recently had a bunch of cashback pending from Quidco (if you’re in the UK and don’t already use Quidco you should give them a look), so decided to treat myself to an absolute beast of an Air Fryer.
Users and Earnings # So, back in September I both implemented ads on the site and released my first proper app (although I didn’t put Ads into WristCheck until v1.2 about a month later). This was all a fun experiment to see if I could make this wee hobby break even… want to hear how it’s going? A summary of costs # Let’s start off with what it costs to put things together.