Income (this period) from all AvMans
TB Sales: $21,996 (avg $22.69/purchase, $733.2/day)
Gross Income: $37,056
Developer Update (the exciting stuff)
As you all know, SamSyn’s been as busy as a bee updating the developer program, and you guys have been doing a GREAT job of participating by submitting items and reviewing them:
296 submissions (since we started counting new submissions)
3,144 reviews (ditto)
on 10/5 that was
Total Submissions: 178
Total Reviews: 1,766
So not only are developers submitting items (which implies, trying them out, etc), they’re also getting reviewed, which is awesome.
More to the point is the impact on T$ sales:
Recent TBUX Sales
10/5 $1,075 (so far)
avg for October as a whole
TB Sales: $5,407 (avg $23.92/purchase, $1081.4/day)
Which is a very nice bump. Another metric is that we’ve collected over $1M T$ in submission fees alone, which is all good for the economy.
Developer Next Steps
SamSyn is working on ironing out the last bugs, particularly with Auctions. We expect another round of fixes next week.
By way of explanation, the “problem” with Auctions and the new system is this:
As you recall, in the “old” system, Developer products were “static” in that every few days, we gathered up all the approved items, loaded them into databases, and pushed them out to the servers (that’s a rough description). And, since the product databases are identical across all servers, Auctions could just look anywhere for a product, and it would be there.
Now that products are, as they always should have been, “dynamic”, a given product is only stored on one server, and auctions needs to know to where to look for the product.
(Don’t worry about this being a performance or reliability issue – we cache products in the servers, and of course we takes LOTS of backups).
Bruce’s Secret Project
On of the advantages of moving to Amazon’s EC2 services is we get something called “snapshot backups”. Bruce has been working on implementing these, which will cut the nightly “maintenance time” from just over an hour to minutes each night.
Once implemented, this will mean improved availability for both East Coast, and overseas customers, particularly those in Australia.
Just to refresh everyone’s memory, here’s the Roadmap we’ve been following:
– Prove There can run “in the Cloud” – Done
– Resurrect There Cluster – Done
– Resurrect There IM – Done
– Open Cluster for Guinea Pigs – Done
– Reload all There Scenes – Done
– Create Avatar Possession “Reclaim” Tool(s) – Done
– Create Avatar “Claim My Alt” Tool(s) – Done
– Open for all legacy avatars – Done
– Create Subscription Program and Turn on – Done
– Great PAZ pick-up – Done
– Neighborhood Restoration – Done/Ongoing
– Resurrect ability to sell approved Developer Items – Done
– Re-Open for New Members (NO Free Trials) – Done
– Resurrect Developer Program to allow new submissions – Almost done – Testing!
– Implement Peer-Review system for Developer Submissions – Almost done – Testing!
– Implement a way for Developers (at least) to get real $ rewards for their T$ sales
– Implement some sort of Free Trial program for new members (if we can figure it out)
– Reconsider prior bans for some infractions
– OSX version
That’s all for the week!