When it comes to selling apps: sometimes you need to know when to throw in the towel.
In the past, we would keep adding more and more apps to the Think Tap Work portfolio; even if we didn’t use the app or keep it up to date. “It’s a good portfolio app.” Until it isn’t.
Overhear was an app that allowed you to listen to music while you held a Bluetooth walkie talkie session with someone. A feature none of the other walkie talkie apps allowed. It would lower the music volume when either party was speaking.
What went wrong? Not enough downloads, never updated for 4” screens, Bluetooth tech available at the time never worked well enough, and the last straw: iOS 7 and an interface that instantly looked ancient. On that note, we removed Overhear from the App Store.
We have released Primary 2.0, available now in the iOS App Store. Since June, we have been hard at work aligning our user interface with iOS 7. We have also added performance enhancements and a refreshed icon. What else is new in Primary 2.0? Captions on scroll and a new light theme:
We aren’t done yet. We have a lot of items in our backlog. We also would love to hear your feedback. Hit us up @thinktapwork on twitter.
Primary for Instagram
Not everyone likes change. So for those guys, sorry. Gramatica is now Primary for Instagram. A lot more changes are coming. Feel free to email Jeremy about your concerns.
Q:Why do you limit lists to 10 items in Gramatica?
We get asked this question a lot. We would love to remove the restrictions on lists but it boils down to a performance and API issue with Instagram. This isn’t a feature that is natively in their API so we end up having to hit their servers for each object in a list. We have to be very careful here, Instagram will restrict our API usage if they feel we are making too many requests too fast. If there is ever something we can do to responsible expand this we will.