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Two Year Review

By Ilestis 3 months ago

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.




Top 10 countries in 2019 Q3

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:

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:

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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