I bought the iPhone 5S as soon as it was available and *only* because I wanted Touch ID. Otherwise I was perfectly fine with my iPhone 4. So imagine my huge disappointment when Touch ID sucked so bad I couldn’t use it.
I felt like I had wasted 700 euros right there. Of course the higher Megapixels of the camera were nice, and probably some other things too, but that’s not why I bought the device. My iPhone 4 made nice pics too…
After turning off Touch ID I became yet again increasingly annoyed with using a PIN to unlock the damn phone. But also to type my password – Which Apple insists is a long and increasingly difficult one with weird characters and all that. Super annoying. So I figured, I use only a few fingers to ever unlock my iPhone. Why not scan my fingers twice. Finger 1 & 2 are my left hand thumb and index finger. Finger 3 & 4 are my right hand thumb and index finger. Finger 5 is again my left hand thumb.
And voila. Touch ID now works most of the time for that finger. Sadly the iPhone can only store 5 fingers. But you can’t have everything
I’ve been using this for a few days now and so far the results are good enough.
Recently I had a realisation – And I think it’s suiting to close the year writing about it.
Making popular products creates a lot of changes in ones life. Once the user base passes 100000 users the awesome power I have over the internet starts to dawn… One update and I can delete/ruin/change up to 100000 websites ;).
But also, one update and thousands of people will be happy with the new features or bug fixes I bring to their sites. That’s right.
Suddenly there are days I don’t have time to work on my products because there is too much email and forum posts. Support tickets, more email. People on Skype, thinking they have exclusive rights to my time. Emails, Twitter and more emails.
And after a while of that, the difference in numbers becomes even more apparent.
There are so many of you, and only one of me.
That’s fun and all, selling software and services online. Nearly 2000 paying customers in some form or another and a whole lot more users of my free products over the last 12 months. Great. Hundreds of downloads everyday. Better yet, several sales every day. And then the true meaning sinks in;
My products are awesome!
Of course I’m talking about AdRotate for WordPress and all it’s related services. Of course I’m talking about OmniCard for WooCommerce. And of course I’m talking about you.
My customers are also awesome!
Yes, that may be you!
Let’s see what 2014 brings…