Dear TwentyFeet users and friends,
today, we’ve deployed a new release of TwentyFeet for you. Here’s a short overview of what we’ve been working on lately.
What has changed?
The Twitter account that is used as a free account is sending the Performance Post (My week on Twitter). This is a status post that informs your followers about the positive changes that have happend to your Twitter account within the last week (Number of retweet, number of new follower, number of mentions and so on). It is posted to your Twitter timeline once at the beginning of the week. Find out more about “My week on Twitter” in our Wiki.
Usually a new user is using the 30 days free and unlimited test access to TwentyFeet. After this period has expired the user is able to track one Facebook- and Twitter account free of charge. While downgrading to the free account, the Performance Post is activated and a notification is shown. In case the user decides to downgrade right after adding a new Twitter account and setting this account as free, the checkbox for sending the Performance Post is checked as well (see screenshot).
To whom do these changes apply?
These changes only apply to users who have signed up for using TwentyFeet after the deployment of the new release. For existing users, the Performance Post (My week on Twitter) is not automatically active. It can be activated on the Services Dashboard and can be deactivated without upgrading to a paid Service account.
What made you do this change?
TwentyFeet is offering its users a pretty good value and enables them to even track one Facebook and Twitter account completely free of charge. Besides the value that we offer with the Performance Post, we hope for a little advertising effect and are sure to offer our users a fair deal. A lot of popular web- and software solutions are advertising their product in a similar way.
What can I do if I don’t want to send the Performance Post?
The deactivation of the Performance Posts (My week on Twitter) is possible any time after upgrading your Service account to being a paid one. The upgrade is very affordable and starts at $2,49 per account and year. Find out how to upgrade and about our credit model in the TwentyFeet Wiki. On the Service Dashboard, the link to deactivate the Performance Post is greyed out. Hovering over it, you’ll be shown a tooltip. Either by clicking on the tooltip or on the greyed out link, you will be led to the upgrade overlay where you can proceed extending your Service account. If you don’t own credits yet, you will be prompted to buy credits first.
Besides that, we’ve done some optimization
The Activity-Mail is sent in dependance of the users timezone
A while ago we were facing a challenge that the activity mail wasn’t sent. To make sure to solve this issue we are now sending the email in dependance to the timezone the user has set within the Personal Settings. You might have recognized it, since we’ve introduced it as a hotfix. Depending on how often you want to receive the mail, TwentyFeet is sending the activity mail in any case around 9:15am .
Signifikant improvement of performance on the Extend-Overlay
Some users, having a ton of accounts, recognized a longer response time of the Extend-Overlay when they were about to extend their accounts. We were able to reduce the response time significantly.
Integration of a link to support quick unsubscription from the Activity-Mail
We’ve integrated a unsubscription link into the Activity-Mail. The user is lead to the Personal Settings page after logging in, this makes the process of unsubscribing way easier. If you have registered multiple users to TwentyFeet, we are showing you the account for which the email is sent. For the future we are going to offer a way to unsubscribe without logging in first.
No more limit to 10 paid accounts
In the past users were limited to a maximum number of ten paid accounts per service. Why should we want to limit the max. number of accounts?! We got rid of this setting. At the same time we reduced the maximum number of free test accounts to five. We are hoping that this is going to encouraging more users to do an upgrade.