School Scheduler – Boy, That Escalated Quickly

Well, what a start.

Yesterday I released a free version of School Scheduler on Google Play and couldn’t believe the response it received. The free version sparked my first sales for both the paid version of the app and my first sales off of my Android development efforts.

Suffice to say, I’m pumped. The Reddit community has been extremely helpful in suggesting ways to improve the app, with the most requested feature being sync capabilities with Google Calendar. The people have spoken, and that’s what I’ll be looking to include in the next update 🙂

For those curious, here are some statistics after the first day.

School Scheduler – Lite
Note:
These stats only update once per day and were listed about 5 hours ago, approximately 17 hours after releasing and posting about the free version

Total User Installs: 691 (total number of installs of the app)
Active User Installs: 597 (number of devices that still have the app installed)

School Scheduler (Full)

Total Sales: 64
Cancellations: 1
Take home:  ~$44.80

Overall, it’s been an impressive start. I honestly didn’t expect it to turn out this well. Total installs for the free version outnumber my Killboard Buddy installs (which just surpassed 490 total installs and 256 active installs). So for those of you who downloaded it and checked it out. Thank you!

I’m still waiting for Amazon to approve the update to the paid app and the free app submission, so hopefully those will pass review in the next day or so.

I’ve made a few small changes to the app, so here’s a hint of what’s in store for the next update:

  • Tasks are sorted by ascending order in the tasks tab
  • It’s now possible to distinguish between lectures, labs and tutorials. I’m looking to keep this as a full version feature
  • Improved the intuitiveness of adding/editing lectures. The term start/end dates and lecture start/end times are now grouped together in their own headers. Previously the start and end dates/times were grouped together. This gave the impression that the class would span multiple days when that’s not how the app was treating the data.

As for now, it’s time to start looking at the Google API’s and find out how to get my app to sync with the calendar 🙂

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