Communicating via Release Notes

I’ve been on a more rapid release schedule with Autochords for iOS lately, which means writing more release notes…

I don’t nag for reviews in the app or even have a feedback/review link anywhere[1], so I thought I’d try asking for reviews in the release notes. I added the phrase, “If Autochords has helped you write a song or you had a good jam with it, why not leave a nice little review? :)” to the release notes to see if I could get some new reviews. It worked quite well, with about 6 people writing reviews and all of them positive. Previously I’d mostly only get reviews if people ran in to bugs, so that’s certainly been an improvement.

In a later update I also said: “Email if you have any suggestions for new progressions!”. This has only given me 1 email so far, but it was actually a really good suggestion so I’m counting that as another win. 😁

  1. Ironically, I got an email requesting this recently so I probably will add some feedback and App Store review links to the app soon. I still won’t be a dick about it though.  ↩

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