We’re into day 2 of Simple Weather Alert and Pro Weather Alert being released. So far I’m seeing 1800 downloads of SWA and 42 of PWA. I have NO idea if that’s good or not, but I’m pretty pleased.
Reviews have been slow to come…I think few people take the time to do that, and those that do usually do so because they’re angry. I’ve been lucky though, since I’ve had 6 5-star reviews of SWA so far. I finally got a 1-star rating today. “Deb” was disappointed that she could only use one location.
I did ponder that one for quite a bit when designing. SWA is just as USEFUL as PWA, it’s just not as generous. You only get 1 location to monitor, and in that location, you only get to review the top 2 alerts. Any given location doesn’t often have more than 2 alerts, and if it did, those alerts are usually of Minor severity or less. So you’ll still always see the important ones. But that’s also part of why I restricted it to 1 location. If I allowed 2 locations, then it becomes a juggling act of what alerts to make viewable and which to not.
Of course, those limitations were completely designed to urge people to shell out the $2 for Pro Weather Alert. I had originally toyed with the idea of limiting even PWA to only 5 locations, but in the end, I think you really have to make the “Pro” app above and beyond everything else…unrestricted basically.
Even at 1 star, I appreciate the feedback. I’ve received several emails asking about specifics and how to configure the app, and I enjoy those very much. It’s all to the good.