Since the first time when I managed to get users for my WordCloud app, some time has passed. Now it has 300 000 users – three hundred thousand users in three months.
The number amazes me. It seems almost unbelievable! I honestly never imagined having more than 10 000 users. It’s incredible.
And users are not just using the app silently. Oh, no! They leave reviews, they have problems, and they complain about everything. But sometimes – more often than not – they make compliments, and share their work, and they are grateful. And this is the most interesting and rewarding part of working on something!
Here I want to share some nice and interesting things users asked me or shared with me.
Words of love
Someone said they are going to print a picture with words of love to their daughter-in-law, put int into the frame and present it for some occasion. It’s so sweet, isn’t it? ^___^
Someone found me on Twitter and told me they love the app.
Their team makes word clouds for standups. They put them on a big screen, and everyone, including non-developers, can see what the team is working on.
Isn’t it brilliant? Saves them 5 minutes a day.
Mugs and T-shirts
People use Word Cloud to create patterns for T-shirts and mugs. These, for example, advertise the Orkney Islands. The islands have puffins, and I find it a very happy coincidence! 🙂
And several people asked if they could use the word cloud as a part of a bigger picture, like a collage or a logo.
Social network pictures
Instagram is full with the pictures 🙂
Birthday and other party invitations seem to be a great idea.
Also – weddings!
Apparently, I help people with their homework.
More love words
Someone told me:
The use I am doing now is to “give some love” or “show gratitude” to the people I love. I use the person’s name as big one; then I fill up with words, mostly adjectives, that I see in that person.
Another sweet quote:
…so that I could mess around with family’s names. I was looking for the PNG so I could blend it with one my family pictures. I think it would really be awesome.I have been looking for something like this that would add another dimension to my photos.
Verses and poems
A person was trying to insert Bible verses into the app. I helped them to split the verses into shorter parts, so they would all fit the screen.
It’s always nice to see how some people stick to the app for a long time and continue to use it. One user edits their review on Play Store with every release and says thanks for all new features!
Further development questions
Many people have asked me if I’m going to port it to iOS. Yes, I’m going to… eventually.
At least two asked if I’m going to create a plugin for web pages. Also going to do it on day.
And, of course, someone wanted the source code.
I’m just so very happy and proud that my small app enabled so many people to express their creativity! And a big thanks to everyone who emailed, twitted, facebooked me or wrote a review. It helps me a lot, but also motivates me. Thank you!