It's been about 1 month since I released Cryptonium into the App Store.  So I thought I'd share some stats and numbers from Apple's App Analytics.

  • Views on the App Store: 444
  • Downloads: 50
  • Sales: $0

These numbers are about what you can expect if you quietly release an app into the App Store without any marketing effort these days, especially if the app fits a broad category and faces plenty of competition.  Relying only on search or keywords to drive downloads isn't going to cut it these days.  But all that aside, I am actually very optimistic about the future of Cryptonium.  I've always intended to grow the app slowly, which I feel is the right approach to build something long term.  There is a certain danger in too much success at the beginning.

At the moment, I am working to update Cryptonium's Markdown editor.  The main feature is the ability to hide the Markdown symbols, and just show the text.  Here's a preview of what that will look like:

There will also be a number of improvements to performance, and if I can fit it into this update, the ability to add photos to a note.

Since all of this happens in my spare time, it's hard to set an exact date, but I am hopeful to have these features available over the next few weeks.

In short, I think the app has a bright future, and I have plenty of plans for upcoming features.  Privacy has never been more important than now and Cryptonium represents a shift in thinking.  It's time to put an end to the reckless data mining of Big Tech, and focus on solutions that are secure, encrypted, and decentralized.


You can learn more about Cryptonium here