In case you’ve missed it, a couple of weeks ago we’ve released the beta of our Everything.me Home Launcher for Android. It was a silent release, or at least it was meant to be.
A smart man once said “If you aren’t ashamed of your product, you’ve shipped too late,” so we shipped it and were ready to be embarrassed and schooled, low scale style– the plan was to bring in up to 3,000 users in the first month.
As a rule, we try not to assume anything when it comes to users’ behavior, that’s why we were dying to know what real people would do with it; so we stood there waiting, watching as users started piling up.
Two weeks later, a drop under 50,000 downloads, 680 feedback e-mails, and over 500 reviews, we can say for sure – we didn’t see this coming.
The Android community is doing what a strong open source community does – they are giving it a try. Being familiar with the concept of reviewing and sending valuable feedback they (you?) have been the best beta testers a start-up can ask for.
So YES. The Everything.me Home – Dynamic Phone (beta) is on @ Google Play Store and you are most welcome to give it a go*.
* This is still beta so it’s currently limited to android 4.0 and up, and in US and Canada only. We are going global– sooner than you’d think, later than we wish.