Issue #3 - SugarBot
Another busy week, my main focus has been trying to get a structure & routine for creating these issues. My plan is to be working a few weeks ahead with the featured apps, I’m trying to get the right balance with my time on the newsletter and working on my own apps.
This week, we take a look at SugarBot, created by Majid Jabrayilov. SugarBot is a food calorie counter that is simple to use with a clean design.
To start logging your meals, all you need to do is search the large app-based database. If you can't find something, you also have the option to manually add it.
The main view displays your sugar and calorie intake for the current day, with other nutrients detailed underneath. SugarBot Plus provides access to an extensive list of nutrients. Moreover, historical data is also accessible featuring graphs to illustrate your intake over time.
What is SugarBot?
SugarBot is a food and sugar intake logging app.
Where did the idea for SugarBot come from?
The idea comes from my lifestyle change. I decided to reduce my sugar intake and eliminate it in the future. That’s why I build the app for my own needs to track my sugar intake daily.
What’s one stand out feature you’d like everyone to know about?
SugarBot analyses all the diaries you log in to and gives easy hints on decreasing the sugar intake by reducing a particular meal from your journal. It works not only for sugar but also for energy(calories) by suggesting to reduce or increase the amount of the specific meal in your diary to achieve the personal goal.
How do you promote SugarBot?
I try to build good ASO and send press releases before significant releases. Promoting my apps was always the most challenging part of my indie life.
How did you decide on the pricing?
I always start with low prices and then start A/B testing fees to choose the best one. Subscription growth services like Glassfy allow you quickly A/B test your paywalls and subscription prices. But you can also do it manually by analysing sales by paying user metrics in the App Store Connect.
How did you launch SugarBot?
I try to send as many press releases as possible via email, even when most of them don’t receive any replies. The ProductHunt page works excellently also and allows you to increase impressions.
How long did it take to get to the first version?
I’ve spent about one year building the initial version of the SugarBot.
Is there anything you’ve learnt that stands out?
To increase your revenue, You should run many A/B tests on your paywalls and pricing. It is a constant process of testing and growing revenue. There is no silver bullet that works for everyone.
Any tools or apps you would recommend others check out?
Don’t underestimate the power of subscription growth services like Glassfy. They provide many analytics tools you need to understand your user base and increase revenue.
Where can everyone go to find out more?
You can follow me and read my weekly posts about Swift development here: https://swiftwithmajid.com
In this update, we improved keyboard navigation and added a bunch of new keyboard shortcuts. We also fixed a bug that would sometimes cut a day from the daily forecast when checking the weather at a location that has already crossed the date boundary.
Redesigned the low/high count view, and will optionally show times for these lows and highs. Time range will be shown if available - e.g. "12:04pm - 12:39pm".
Quick-undo for readings. After adding a reading, it will be confirmed in a popup at the bottom of the app, along with an "Undo" button in case you've made a mistake. Need to quick-undo? We got you!
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