Progress Report - April 2018

in steemdev •  11 months ago

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I post a progress report showing what I did and how my products performed each month.
Last month's report can be seen here.

What did I do

Productive Hours in April

I worked 58 productive hours. 💪 (Tracked using RescueTime.)
I 'm watching Atlanta S2, Last Man On Earth S4, My Hero Academia S3.

I 'm reading Make - Bootstrapper's Handbook by Pieter Levels.

I rewrote my EOS smart contract to dawn-3 compatible code and learned quite a lot of modern C++ along the way - lambdas, iterators, multi-index DBs. I feel like I am finally productive in C++.
It's pretty much done, I just need to finish the last 20% that takes 80% of the time. 😄
I hope I can start with my EOS tutorials / video course in May.

Back to my React Native apps and their performance.



Total downloads of all my apps went back to 733 this month. Lost roughly 100 downloads compared to last month.

In-App Purchases

In-app Purchases went up to 5 orders. (+1)

I made an estimated 17.06€ (+3.41€) this way.

Ad Revenue

My ad revenue stayed at 47.21€ (-9.36€) for 66,900 AdMob banner impressions.

App Income AdMob

Total App Income

In total, this month's app income was 64.27€ (-5.95€).


Platform Growth


I lost another 800 sessions on my website. Something seems off here, my experience has always been that if you're actively writing posts you steadily gain more and more visits.
It looks like I'm being penalized by Google for something. I need more time to check

Website Traffic

Again, I still stuck to my bi-weekly post schedule:

  1. Importing Blender 3D Model with Texture to Three.js
  2. You might not need React Context

"You might not need React Context" was accepted to hackernoon.
Publications are pretty much the only way to grow your medium audience nowadays.


My twitter followers increased by 9 to 250.

What's next

I'll launch my EOS app on a community test net to make it ready for the EOS launch in June.
I think now is a really great time to create an EOS app development course. The "documentation" is basically the example contracts, and a lot of people are thriving for tutorials on how to get started with EOS right now.
I 'll definitely follow Pieter Level's advice from the bootstrapping start-ups / side-projects book I've just read and test it. This means the next steps for May are creating a landing page for the course, creating some free preview material, and sharing it with the EOS community.

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It's pretty much done, I just need to finish the last 20% that takes 80% of the time.

I can totally relate to that statement :)

Can you recommend Pieter's book? Is it worth the 30 bucks?​


Yes, it always feels like I'm not getting anything done :D

There's a free TL;DR version that contains the most important points. Still, I liked reading the full book, it was straight to the point. Especially the "Launch" chapter gave me some new ideas on where and how to launch. The "homework" part of the book is pretty useless, it's just "write down 3 ideas each day for the next 7 days".

Here's my own TL;DR:
Develop and launch together with the users. Incrementally. Helps you see when your idea is not working out early enough. Have a feedback chat window on your site. Charge money. Be ready for some hate.


Thanks for your TL;DR.

I'm already reading three books in parallel at the moment. When I am finished with one, and I still think of Pieter's book, I will buy it.

Well from the outside I can see the progress you made. It takes a lot of time to learn new stuff (EOS. c++) to a point you can teach about in a course.

Looking forward to your next update. Keep hustling :)​