Thank god! I’ve been waiting for this app for a very very long time, ever since some other author decided to drop the functionality of his app. I don’t get it though – WHY FREE? Your work should be paid for! Especially since you’re investing in the server etc etc etc.
I’m not investing in a server, that’s why I wont be adding push notifications etc. so it doesn’t cost me anything to run the app. I just wanted an app that I could use as the others aren’t good enough. If I start charging for it then I’d need to provide support etc. and the amount you can make from apps wouldn’t make it worth it, so better to release it for free and if people don’t like it then they’re not out of pocket.
Just a quick note, I’ve released an update which fixes the issue that was causing the app to hang on loading the data.
Thanks for all the nice comments. I may look at releasing it for other platforms in the future but it’s not on the cards at the moment.
Hi guys, so I’ve started to get into writing iPhone apps, and have been working on this one for the past few weeks, there’s plenty of apps built on the Envato API, but I wasn’t happy with them so I decided to make my own. I welcome feedback on it but bear in mind it’s a free app so things like push notifications that require data storage and servers etc. are not options that I’ll be adding.
Your Currency and Timezone
Vato Leaf will look up the latest currency conversion from the internet and automatically convert the sales data from USD to your currency (supported currencies: USD, GBP, Euros, AUD, CAD, JPY, INR, PKR). It will also convert any dates to a timezone of your choice.
The default view in Vato Leaf if the today view. Because the app interprets the data in your timezone it can show you your sales, earnings, comments and spending for the current day.
This is the view you’re most likely used to, it shows you the statement data from the API, so your sales, withdrawals, sales reversals etc. Comments are also bought in to the feed via the RSS atom feeds for your items.
This view lists all your products so you can see how they are performing, you can view number of sales, rating, price and the last purchase date.
The months view brings in your monthly sales numbers and earnings throughout your life on the marketplaces.
Lists the latest posts from inside.envato.com and notes.envato.com, this will probably be updated in the future to include author alerts and news.
Please note, the app requires your username and api key, this data is stored on your device only, no data is stored on my servers.
My experience and maybe some advice…
I find that a lot of my customers are very polite and I have a feeling it’s down to what I put on the homepage when they first arrive at the support forum, I wont link to it but this is a screenshot of it: http://d.pr/i/aYwt I outline everything clearly and then they have to scroll down the page to sign up/login etc. this means they cant miss it and as a result I don’t get many rude customers, I think if you make it clear that you’re a person not a team it helps and they then know that they have to treat you as such.
The only rudeness I get is in the comments and even then it’s very occasional, not enough to even worry about. I would ideally like to at some point see the ability for an author to put some text that overlays the comments field and the customer has to acknowledge they’ve read it before they can post a comment. If you tell someone that rudeness == no more support then they will not be rude, at the moment I don’t see anything that tells a customer what the appropriate way to comment is, the support tab does nothing to address it imo.
I was in the fortunate position that I started releasing themes when ThemeForest began, I then took 2 years out and came back a few months ago, because of my initial experience when it came down to support, I made sure that before I started releasing themes again I had the infrastructure, rules etc. all set up properly so that rudeness could be eradicated as it was the main reason I left a few years ago. Glad to be back now, no major issues with customers since my return
Hi guys, getting back into releasing themes on ThemeForest again and submitted this: http://simnorlabs.com/themeforest/demos/?theme=scrollin-html it was hard rejected so any ideas as to how it can improved to “meet minimum requirements for quality and/or marketplace policies”
Typography and HTML elements page is here as well: http://simnorlabs.com/themeforest/html/scrollin/page.html
I was going to move my support to an external forum because I find myself answering the same question over an over again, that’s why authors tend to do it, so that there is a searchable database of answers, unfortunately the support system in TF is not good enough.
I’m going to hold off for now though I think because I presume TF are working on something, I know authors have been concerned about this for a while now.
As I run one of these services, (if you want my details let me know) I find that my clients are really amazed that I deliver the designs coded properly, unfortunately it seems to be an issue with this industry that there are so many bad companies out there that bring the entire industry down.
What I normally advise against is going for a company, it’s always better to build a relationship with a coder/developer especially if you are likely to have more than one job, they will be more inclined to keep your business rather than the bigger companies that get new clients every day so it doesn’t matter so much, plus you are in direct contact with the actual person doing the coding.
Just my 2 cents from the industry
I’ve spent 3 days on this so hopefully it will be of some use to others as well as me, I started with the wefunction tutorial and added the ability to add an image (url or upload).
The code is on snipplr http://tinyurl.com/2w22dxs if you’d like to use it.
Screenshot of the result is here: http://twitpic.com/3ln2sw
Happy New Year everyone!
PS sorry for the tinyurl, ThemeForest is messing up the link for some reason