Android Wikipedia Widget Stats Update

On the 24th of April 2012, I published an Android application, that I developed over the course of a week, onto the Android store. I initially developed it for my own use as I thought it would be cool to see the daily featured Wikipedia article on my phone homescreen each day. For almost a year I got very few downloads, and I kind of expected that. However I kept publishing updates as I discovered bugs and thought of improvements, such as adding in the 'today in history' section as an option.

A couple of these updates must have been useful, as a few of them resulted in a spike in the number of downloads. These can be seen in the image below.

install graph


At this moment in time I have over 15,000 installs, with around 30% of users still having it installed. I'm quite surprised I have got so many downloads, and I feel somewhat guilty for not continuing to make improvements due to being occupied with other things.

Oh, and the link to the application on the Play store is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rmc.dfaw

This was posted on Tue 24 Jun 2014 (5 years ago) by Ryan McConville