February Whirlwind

I realize February is the shortest month of the year, that it’s not even over yet, and that saying things like this is super cliché, but: holy cow this month went by fast.

Snapthread was featured on the App Store on the 12th and it still doesn’t seem real. It’s definitely been a fun couple of weeks. Every morning my husband waits anxiously for me to wake up so he can report Snapthread’s current ranking on the charts. At its peak, it hit #14 in the Photo & Video category and #51 on Top Paid Apps (it’s now around #104 in Photo & Video).

It’s not like I made tons of money in the last two weeks but I did make some money, which is more than I can really say for the past four years of learning iOS development. According to App Annie, in the last 30 days Snapthread was downloaded 1,424 (!) times. As soon as it’s no longer featured, I expect those numbers to fall right off a cliff; still, I’m super happy with how well it’s doing and am enjoying these feelings of success, however fleeting they may be.

As I type this, Application Loader is churning away on the first archived build of version 1.6, which adds iPad support. It’ll probably be a few days before it gets through beta review, but if you’re interested in testing Snapthread on iPad, please get in touch!

After iPad support, I hope to finish a revamped title card system before taking a break for a little while. Thanks to everyone who has shared Snapthread, left ratings/reviews, helped me out with programming questions, or just sent kind words and encouragement. This is such an awesome community and I’m proud to be a part of it!