- MRR went up a bit: "Great, we're on track"
- MRR went down a bit: "THE END IS NEAR!!!!"
At some point, I understood that it was Loss Aversion Bias  at play. Once I reframed MRR movements as something fluctuating and neutral, it lost all anxiety-inducing powers.
So this might actually be fairly neat if the business owner has a reasonable approach to this metric.
For that matter, it's also slightly misleading that you don't call it out as Catalina-only. I'd love to use it (to wit, I've just paid you for it!) but I'm sure there are still lots of folks putting off the upgrade to Catalina.
(Indie game devs especially, since Steam's upload tools are 32-bit).
Is it more tedious than just flinging something up on the web? Sure. Is it so much of an obstacle that we should give up on shipping vaguely secure software for Macs? Obviously not.
(I do have time for the argument that the $non-zero/year fee excludes a huge swath of indie/hobbyist/student developers, but that's not what we're talking about here.)
Need to get it into App Store, sign properly and think of other integrations for sure.
> exploit that information
All your Stripe data is stored locally: it is not going anywhere. And I have no intention on tracking any of that.
There are plenty of tools like ProfitWell that provide in-depth Stripe data analysis for free. I simply wanted to see my own SaaS numbers. All. The. Time.
This indeed looks similar to what we do since 2016 (https://cashnotify.com/).
However, $2 for that app is unbeatable. I hope it'll be sustainable.
CashNotify is more pricey, but you can add multiple Stripe and PayPal accounts. It's also a bit more "visual", supports both macOS and Windows, and it's notarized ;)
Anyway, best of luck to Stas!
If I remember correctly you're on the official App Stores, and also are a stripe verified partner which is a great point to be confident about the proper use of API_KEYs
And sometimes being pricey in software inspires more trust to the buyer, this is also true in any product or service you might need tough
This was supposed to be a quiet soft-launch of v1.0 that I've just published at Gumroad. Charts and other beautifications to come, thank you for the suggestion!
For now, I'm just planning to do another tiny native app for Win. Thanks!