Feature requested, feature built: Email recipients and viewing your own images.

You can now set email recipients in Truple who'll act as accountability partners

Posted by Cam on June 12, 2017

Side Project

For those of you who don’t know, Truple is a side project for me. At some point I would love to be able to work on it full time, but for now that’s not the case. What this means though, is I have to be very efficient with my time. User feedback is a great asset for efficiency.

Feature Request

When a user requests a feature, complains about a bug, or expresses how the app can be confusing to work with, that helps me know what to work on. Now, that’s not to mean that user feedback is my only source of inspiration. I have some great features lined up already. But when a user has a suggestion, especially if it’s fairly easy or one that I was intending to add anyway, it bumps itself up the list.

Two weeks ago that happened. A new user joined and sent me an email. The email first explained that the app was running but no screenshots had been taken yet.

Truple Parental Control feature request

I took a look at the account and realized there was only one device setup on the account. They couldn’t see any screenshots because you can’t see your own screenshots. That feature was easy enough to add though, so within that same day I added a toggleable setting in the app where you can enable or disable seeing your own pictures.

Android Alternative Parental Control Screenshot Accountability

That same user requested a way to email the screenshots to someone–a sort of accountability partner. This was a feature I’d be planning to add, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. I dropped the other things that I was working on, and for the next 2 weeks I spent a few hours each night working on it. Two weeks later, I released the feature.

Accountability Feature Android Parental Control

The feature allows you to set email recipients who will recieve an email each day granting them access to the screenshots.

Parental Control to view screenshots through email

Now as Truple grows there’s no way I can accommodate all feature requests so quickly. But for the time being I can. I truly want to make Truple something that can help individuals and families become who and what they are striving to become. And the best way I can accomplish that is by listening to you.


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