Just one month ago, April 30th, we had a total of 9 visitors to RunPee.com. Since then the traffic has skyrocketed. Our low traffic since we were noticed is just over 6,000+ daily visitors. In that time we’ve had two server crashes, a move to a new more robust/costly server and a half dozen traffic spikes that left the site crawling…but not down for the count.
The number that is the most amazing to me is: traffic is incoming from 2,541 different sources. I want to say a big thanks to everyone who posted about my site here. Never in my wildest dreams did I see this coming.
Now, next week I’m being interviewed by Robert Kovacik from KNBC here in LA. I’m not sure when it will air but I’m sure it will lead to another server crash. I try to look at is as a good thing. 🙂
The iPhone app is coming!
The team building the iPhone app isn’t far enough along yet for me to give a precise release date but it will be measured in weeks I assure you. Most of it will be up to Apple and when they decide to let it pass onto the App Store. I’ll certainly get the message out as soon as it’s available.
But an iPhone app is useless if there aren’t enough high quality RunPeeTimes. To that end I am going to add features that will moderate the RunPeeTimes that you see so that we don’t get any of those of the “Just pee and then go home” variety. Plus you will be able to vote on the RunPeeTimes that you do see. So don’t forget to come back to the website after you see a movie and let others know which RunPeeTime you thought was the best to use. Remember, bladders are counting on you! 🙂
These new features will be in place when the iPhone app launches. Until then I’ll just have to clean up the RunPeeTimes the good old fashioned way, through the MySQL web interface. 🙁