Day 3 for www.suneido.com About 40 download emails waiting for me when I got in to work. Obviously, looking at each one and replying to them manually wasn't going to be an option much longer! Downloads were slower during the day, so we ended up with about 60 for the day, bringing the total to around 100, from 25 different countries. About 10% haven't entered a valid email address - a few of those are probably typos, but most are obvious refusals. I certainly understand people not wanting to get more junk email, and I appreciate all the people that have trusted us with their email address. We'll try our best not to abuse this trust!
By noon we had a Suneido program grabbing the emails from the POP server, sending the replies to our SMTP server, and entering the information in the database. I hope no one got multiple messages during the switch over. I want to set up a Library section on the website for sample apps (both ours and contributed) and we'll put this app on there in case anyone is interested.
More feedback trickling in - mostly by email - no one seems to want to use the forum. Of course, you have to register again to use the forum, which probably discourages some people. Our web guy is trying to come up with a way to combine the download and forum registrations, and use a cookie so you only have to register once. Of course, that risks the wrath of the anti-cookie contingent. Overall the feedback has been pretty positive, with some good constructive criticism. It should get more interesting as more people actually work with it.
The biggest issue so far is the lack of a tutorial and sample apps. Not that this surprises me; I knew we should have them. Just got too busy with everything else. It's at the top of my list right now. The problem is, I seem to be spending all my time watching the website and the downloads, responding to email, and fixing minor problems as they're discovered. The only time I've managed to find to work on the tutorial is lying on the couch with the laptop in the evening. With any luck I'll get something put together over the weekend. It helps to be a workaholic. (Maybe even mandatory!)