Happy New Year! Although it’s been quiet out front for us for a while, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes and 2023 is looking to be a great year for Nomadic Ratio! We wanted to take a moment to go over the state of our apps and cover a little of what we have in the pipeline for 2023.
2022 saw some significant updates to the front and backend of both Reverse Lookup and Reverse Lookup PLUS. We continue to build out our caller database on a daily basis, and we were able to tackle some long standing inefficiencies in the app.
Reverse Lookup PLUS
UPDATE 1/20/23: Our appeal was successful and Reverse Lookup PLUS is back on Google Play.
Sometime in 2022, an update was uploaded for our Classic Sudoku game which caused crashes on some users’ devices. The Play Store rightly removed the app for instability issues, and we decided rather than just throw it back up as quickly as possible to fix the bug, we would take some time and give the app some love and a major overhaul. This has resulted in a completely redesigned app with a more modern interface that we can’t wait for you to see. We’ve just submitted our initial update tonight, so we expect to be able to formally launch this overhaul within the next 2-3 weeks barring any unforeseen issues. We’ll be sure to post an update when the app relaunches.
Looking to the future
Although we’re early in the year, we are looking to accomplish some great work in 2023. As always, we will be updating our data backend for Reverse Lookup on a daily basis, and we look forward to expanding our newly redesigned Sudoku game with new aesthetic themes, extra puzzles to download, and much more.
In addition to that, we’re currently considering a plan to merge the development of Reverse Lookup and Reverse Lookup PLUS into a single freemium app. Although this plan isn’t set into stone, we wanted to float the idea here so users have an idea of what this would mean if implemented. First, we want to be very clear that free users would not lose access to any features or data currently available in the free version. Reverse Lookup PLUS users, similarly would be rolled into a lifetime premium access tier so as not to lose their lifetime access to the paid features they’ve come to love and expect. What this would allow, ultimately, is for us to devote our limited development resources to only one app instead of having to maintain two separate ones. In-app purchases would make it possible for us to offer the premium features of PLUS to those who choose to purchase it, while other users could continue comfortably using the app for free. Again this is not a finalized plan, and nothing may come of it at all. If we do move forward with this, we will continue to communicate the details with our users, and provide at least 6 months for current PLUS users to migrate to the freemium version in as simple a process as we can manage.
So, that’s already a bunch for a small dev team, but we’ll also be moving forward with some R&D behind the scenes, which may even culminate in a new title being launched by the end of the year. Please stay tuned for more info on those developments!
That’s all for now. As always, we thank our users for their support, and we hope everyone has a happy healthy 2023 ahead of them!