Seeing a number like this is really quite exciting. To think that there are literally thousands of users updating to the next version can really get the blood flowing!
Now, this is just after the first day post-release, so, I’ll continue to see some high figures (not as high as this) over the next few days and weeks, but, it just makes me smile.
Building a community, especially a small and indie one, is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes a long time to build the trust, respect, and rapport with your community as you continue to create consistent value for them over time.
You just don’t win anyone overnight. I know this for myself as well (and you do too). The responsibility means a lot too. Thousands of people are counting on this little app working every day when they wake up and hit the “Publish” button. How can I not take that seriously when I know the power and importance of sharing and telling stories?
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of you that have supported this small indie project over the last year or so… it’s been such a neat ride to experience and one that I’m slightly addicted to!