I published WOD Tracker Pro onto the Android market 2 days ago. There have been a few installs over those few days. I can honestly say that I am happy with the limited number of downloads, mostly since it shows that there is an audience out there willing to pay for the time and effort I’ve put into the app. Since I’ve discovered that people like my app enough to pay for it, I removed the free version of the WOD Tracker app from the market. I may introduce a “lite” version in the future, with limited features so that people can see what they are getting. In the meantime, if you want to try out the app, pay for it. The Android market rules give you 15 minutes to uninstall the app and receive a full refund.
The original WOD Tracker app was available for free for about 7 weeks. Over that period of time, there were almost 2,000 installs (1,961 to be exact). After a lot of lobbying, I finally received user input and feedback. When users talk, I listen. I’ve added a few suggestions that users asked for and that is exactly what I wanted to happen.
This past week, I received a few emails from users letting me know that the import from feed feature was broken for them. As a result, I’ve been putting a lot of effort into resolving those issues. I’m just about ready to publish my first update for the pro version.
I won’t abandon this app. My wife can attest to the fact that I spend a lot of time working on this app. It’s become a passion of mine. I’ve enjoyed developing it so much that I’ve actually started looking for a full-time mobile development job.
To the people who have provided feedback, thank you. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know about the issues you’ve been having. It’s easy to download an app, play with it for a bit and if you don’t like it, think “this app sucks” and then uninstall it. You didn’t. You’ve helped make the app what it is today.
My hope is that one day, I’ll be able to purchase the hardware I need to begin developing an iOS version, especially since this article came out a few days ago!
I am the developer of the WOD Tracker CrossFit WOD tracking mobile app. It is currently available for Android but an iOS version is in the works.