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Two Year Review

Two Year Review

October 15, 2019

With Kanka now two years old, it's time to look at some stats again. The last stats were for the 18 months of the project.

Let's start off with some raw numbers.


  • 18k accounts created
  • 96 accounts deleted
  • 5'530 accounts logged in at least twice during the last 3 months. (30%)
  • 2'510 accounts older than three months logged in during the last 3 months. (17%)
  • No accounts logged in more often than I did (1'817 times), but my lead on ArcOnyx (1'041 times) is decreasing.
  • Biggest Campaign: 180 members ?
  • Largest Campaign: 2'305 entities


  • Locations: 82k
  • Characters: 82k
  • Races: 29k
  • Tags: 26k
  • Items: 24k
  • Organisations: 17k
  • Familis: 11k
  • Events: 10k
  • Notes: 8k
  • Quests: 7k
  • Journals: 5k
  • Attribute templates: 3k
  • Calendars: 1.8k
  • Dice rolls: 495
  • Conversations: 466


Top 10 countries in 2019 Q3

  • 37% of visitors are from the USA
  • 12% from Germany
  • 7% from France
  • 6% from the United Kingdom
  • 4% from Canada
  • 3% from Australia
  • 3% from Brazil
  • 2% from Spain
  • 2% from Italy
  • 2% from the Netherlands

Switzerland and New Zealand are still out of the top 10, but the US's domination has declined.

The app gets about 500 daily active users, up 25%. Daily visits are are up 10% to above 800 per day.

Google tells us that the biggest demographic still is 18-34 year old (84% of users, stable) males (84% of users, going down).

Patrons on Patreon continue to be amazing and cover all hosting costs and help towards me hopefully being able to work fixed amount of hours per week on Kanka. The number of Patreons has increased to over 200, however the average pledge has gone down once again. Six months after the previous update, we're up 10 percentage points to 40% towards the first life changing goal.


The community around the app continues to be amazing! The support and encouragement I get daily is incredibly humbling and motivating.

The Discord continues to grow and is now the home for 700 members. Despite the growth, the community has stayed friendly and welcoming, and no-one has been banned so far. I hope to keep it this way in the future.

Behind the scenes

2019 has been quiet in general for the project, as life has been very busy and hasn't allowed me to work as much as hoped on the app. Mentions got once again a big update which removed a lot (and I mean a LOT) of complexity from the app, opening up again energy and motivation to work on more complex features.

Some of the big features I want to work on in the upcoming quarter are:

  • Get more tutorial videos going (this keeps being a general pain point of the app).
  • Add more value for Patrons, to allow me to work part time on the app.
  • Learn new technology to allow me to build better maps and other fun features.

Helping Out

We are always welcoming to people who want to help out! Being the only developer makes it hard for me to find time to work on all the features I want for the app, as well as manage testers, translators, videos and content. Some skills that could help out include:

  • PHP programing, preferably with the Laravel framework.
  • Javascript programing with good knowledge in VueJS.
  • SEO knowledge or even expertise. The app needs to be better advertised on search engines.
  • Translators: Helping out with existing languages, or translating in new languages.
  • QA testers: People who have time to test new features and break things.
  • Community promoters: People who can promote the app at conventions, online communities, Youtube/Twitch channels etc.

If you have any experience in any of these fields and want to help out, please contact me on Discord or [email protected].

That's about it for today! Hope you all enjoyed this post and I look forward to your continued support of the app.

As always, come say hi on the Discord, and thank you for using Kanka!

- Jay / Ilestis

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