10 Sales in 2 Weeks

It has been 2 weeks since OhBoard’s launch on December 22nd, so I’d love to share some numbers with you guys.

Sales: 10 orders, 0 canceled
Visits to ohboard.com: 1140
Visits to Chrome Web Store listing: 343

I actually don’t consider this as a bad score. It is pretty good since Chrome Web Store is still at its super early stage, not that many people had even heard about the Web Store yet.

Lost Decade Games, the developer behind Onslaught! Arena, an arcade style game on Chrome Web Store, was generous enough to share their first week’s results. They made a total of 21 sales in the first week, it was about 4 times better than mine. But their app was launched on day 1 (when all the traffic was coming in), initially featured by the Store (gave more exposure), and more complex to make (a lot of graphic involved). In comparison, OhBoard was launched 2 weeks after the debut of Chrome Web Store, never listed on the homepage, and relatively simple to develop.

Besides, I am battling on the long-term success of OhBoard, with the future debut of Chrome OS and the continuous growth of Chrome in mainstream. I think the sales will get better and better progressively.

Another thing I want to add is I still didn’t put in full force for promotion. I launched the minimal version of OhBoard and exclusively talked about it on Twitter and Forrst, which brought me couple nice sales. Then I went back and started working on a really important feature, image export (I posted a preview last night). There aren’t so many customers right now, so it’s the best time to iterate before many new buyers complain.

In this next couple weeks, I will continue to share my sales record, as well as traffic/conversion numbers.

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  • http://neilhanlon.com/ Neil Hanlon

    I was one of those sales! :)

    Great product Stephen! I can’t wait for the export function! Maybe an import function too? Like if we wanted to use OhBoard as an image storing place in the cloud?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Neil! Appreciate you for being a customer.

    By import, do you mean upload an image and edit it in OhBoard?

  • http://neilhanlon.com/ Neil Hanlon

    Yeah. Kinda like that.

    More like being able to store images there, and draw over them/have them anywhere you go.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the suggestion, Neil! I will see what I can do.

  • Anonymous

    Are you considering developing more Chrome apps, or are you going to stick with OhBoard for a little bit?

  • Anonymous

    I am going to focus on OhBoard for a long time, I’ve committed myself for at least a year. I have other ideas, but I don’t think it’s worthy to just give up on something that has been only out for 2 weeks and haven’t have a chance to grow.

  • http://www.joshchandlerva.com Josh Chandler

    Interesting, look forward to hearing how this goes for you. :)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Josh!

  • http://www.joshchandlerva.com Josh Chandler

    No problem! :)

  • Anonymous


  • http://twitter.com/jasperdebruijn Jasper de Bruijn

    I love how open you are about your projects, and the process behind it, thanks for that! I’m keeping a close watch on the Chrome Web Store, to see how it develops the coming months.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, appreciate it.

  • http://twitter.com/richtaur Matt Hackett

    Hey, thanks for linking to our article about Onslaught! Arena’s sales :) We just put the game on sale for $1.99 so we’ll see what that does to our numbers. Could be bad, could be good! Only time will tell ;)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Matt. Let me know how it goes. Everyone else, check out Onslaught! Arena. :)

    Sent from my lovely iPhone

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