PolyNome is my baby, and I want it to be the best it can be.
If there’s a bug in it, you can be guaranteed that I want to know about it and I want to squash it.
I guess I’m an “indie developer”. I think that probably applies to a lot of iOS developers.
I remember having an issue with an App I owned and I emailed the support address. I honestly didn’t expect to get a reply.
Within a couple of hours, the developer had got back to me and told me he’d fix my issue in the next build. I was stunned!
Now I’m on the other side, I know exactly what it’s like.
People who email me with problems or suggestions are surprised that I get back to them so soon. That’s usually because I’m at my laptop working on PolyNome when the email comes in. It’s how I’ve spent most of my waking hours for the last 3 years!
Why I Need You
This is the development cycle of PolyNome…
I spend a month or two working on bug fixes and implementing new features that I’m excited about.
I get beta testers to try out the new features and try and break them.
I submit the new version to Apple and it gets released.
If it were up to me I’d release a new version every week with whatever new feature I’m working on. I’d certainly release bug fixes as soon as I had them.
So, why don’t I do this?
One of the main reasons (and this is where you can help me) is that every time a new build is approved on the App Store the 5 star rating and reviews for PolyNome all disappear!
Can you imagine what it’s like to have built up a hundred 5-star reviews, then you submit a new feature that you’re really excited about and suddenly the app has no ratings or reviews?
You Can Make A Difference
A lot of people don’t vote because they think that their single vote won’t make a difference to the overall result.
When millions of people are voting, your voice is certainly a quiet one.
I think that people don’t leave app reviews for the same reason. They think it won’t really make a difference.
They’re wrong. Really wrong.
With PolyNome your voice makes a huge difference.
In the 10 days since I released the latest update to PolyNome, 7 people have left reviews. This isn’t even enough to show a rating in the App Store. So basically, it looks like nobody uses the app.
Two main things happen when you leave a review.
It warms my heart! Seriously, every good review that comes in for PolyNome makes it feel like it’s something worth spending my time on.
It really helps other people to make a decision. Reviews are what most people go off when deciding which app is right for them.
Those two factors mean that your review, however short, contributes to the future development of PolyNome.
Don’t leave a bad review…for anyone’s app…
This is a plea on my part for all indie developers.
If you experience a problem with an App, contact the developer before leaving a bad review.
If they ignore you, or tell you where to go, then go ahead and leave the worst review you can. But first, give them a chance to figure out what the problem is and fix it for you.
Be A Part Of PolyNome’s Future
Here’s the favour I want to ask…
If you have problems or issues with PolyNome please Contact Me and let me know what they are.
I will get right back to you and endeavour to fix every bug.
If you have a feature suggestion I will consider it thoroughly and let you know whether or not it’s a possibility.