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🎉Status update and KPI report [10k user base with 4.9 average rating]🎉 #138

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JasonStein opened this issue Aug 13, 2019 · 6 comments

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commented Aug 13, 2019

First of all, thanks to everyone! ❤

It has been a month and half since I released Notepads - beta on Microsoft Store (07/02). Everything just went smooth since then. So first of all, thanks everyone here for continuously support of my work and for using Notepads as your daily driver and providing me feedback along the way, as well as for those who volunteered to help me do the localization work to take Notepads to a broader audience! I really appreciate all the work you have done to help me make it better everyday!

As of today, Notepads has reached 10k user base! 🐱‍🏍

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With an average rating of 4.9 !!! 👏

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If you have not rated it yet, please considering leaving me your suggestions and rate it on Microsoft Store when you have time

Not bad at all considering it is still in beta stage! 😃

Here is the list of top five markets:

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Not sure why I got so many love from German friends, but let's have some German cola!😎

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What's next?

You know what is coming right? It can only be better and let's make it happen! 🐱‍💻

Thanks!

Jackie

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commented Aug 13, 2019

That's a great first milestone! I love notepads ( just like 1436 other germans ). And maybe it is so "big in germany" because a, more or less, bigger website about windows did a news about notepads.

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commented Aug 13, 2019

Great work! You did an amazing job and I am so happy to see how many others see that as well. I use Notepads daily for the markdown viewer and its incredible.

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commented Aug 13, 2019

You took Microsoft's great design principles, which they themselves are foolishly neglecting to implement very well, and are making something great. Thanks for doing this! I'd like to see this become the gold standard for modernized redesigns of classic Windows .exes.

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commented Aug 13, 2019

That's a great first milestone! I love notepads ( just like 1436 other germans ). And maybe it is so "big in germany" because a, more or less, bigger website about windows did a news about notepads.

Yeah, I also noticed that there are plenty of media posts about Notepads written in German. That's good :)

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commented Aug 13, 2019

You took Microsoft's great design principles, which they themselves are foolishly neglecting to implement very well, and are making something great. Thanks for doing this! I'd like to see this become the gold standard for modernized redesigns of classic Windows .exes.

First of all, thanks for the praise. I am not sure if you know that I work for Microsoft. Just to be clear. Let me briefly tell you why things are like that in the first place and why Windows 10 is so inconsistent (purely my personal opinions):

  1. Windows is not fully recovered from Win 8 & Win Phone meta yet (Inconsistent UI/UX and not so "Universal" UWP since there is no phone anymore).
  2. Windows 10 changed everything including how Win org handles development/release cycle and management since it has becoming a service. Devs and teams need time to adapt to it.
  3. MSFT as a company has shifted its attention to the Cloud computing business and Azure is growing fast, faster than you could ever imagined (I work for Azure btw).
  4. There are so many legacy code in Windows and there are so many legacy software depend on the legacy part of the OS. This is a "fact" and there is nothing we can do about it. But it indeed slows down the development process for basically everything.

With that said, things are becoming better and better as the path has been cleared out (At least they should have time to clean up the mess for now since things are settled). We should see something great in the near future I am pretty sure.

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commented Aug 14, 2019

@JasonStein That is a great explanation, thank you. I have high hopes for the new terminal once that gets polished up, so maybe we'll yet see the design consolidate in the near future.

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