Twenty five days ago our Ethno-App hit the iTunes store. And since that day we have sold around 300. We continue to sell between 10 to 15 a day to mostly the US, UK and Australia.
You only have to look at the support site and the iTunes store reviews to see that expectations were/are very high and users very demanding. In some ways it has been back to the drawing board and re-thinking how we thought researchers would use the App. I have already had a few emails complaining that users are observing communities and not households. Or that they want to input tags and not themes. Well, fine! We're on it. Below I am listing the just some of the enhancements in the first of three updates:
1 Saving clips to Camera Roll from within the App will now be possible
2 From within the App to select an existing clip from within Camera Roll to attach to an event
3 Location of event pin pointed on map
4 Scrollable description box - at the moment long descriptions are unreadable
5 Only show 'Quick Start' once a project has been created to avoid confusion.
6 Allow configurable headings - 'Themes' and 'Households' become unhelpful when adding tags observing a community
7 Allow followers, etc. to be selected from contacts from within the App.
It is worth mentioning that we have pushed the button on a web based project management dashboard for outputs from the App.
A consumer version of the App is being worked on for video diary and short/long term panel studies.
Blackberry versions of the professional and consumer App are in progress.
I have so much more to share which I can't yet. Perhaps next week and once I have returned from a key meeting in one of the Southern US states.