Welcome to the last metrics recap of 2017! The beginning of December was very busy, as Insomnia reached the top of both Reddit (/r/programming) and Hacker News.
November marked the one-year anniversary of the Insomnia Plus plan. I can’t even believe it’s only taken a year for Insomnia to grow from a side project into a healthy business. Every day still feels like a dream.
Starting with version 5.12.3, Insomnia can now be installed through an official PPA on Ubuntu-based operating systems. Follow these simple instructions to add the repository and install the app.
I’m happy to announce that there is a brand new Documentation Website for Insomnia! The new site is built using HelpScout Knowledge Base, which was chosen for two reasons. (1) Insomnia was already using HelpScout to manage support email, and (2) it solved three of the major shortcomings of the old documentation site with no extra development effort.
Starting with v5.11.0, Insomnia users can now authenticate using the OAuth 1.0 authentication framework!
October saw a large increase of traffic due to a very positive Hacker News comment that got a lot af attention. This also produced a large ripple effect of sharing on other social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
Here is a short and sweet recap of September’s metrics for Insomnia.
I spent most of August getting ready to go on a long-term travel trip, meaning not much got done in August. As a result, this recap will be quite short.
Starting in version 5.7.0, you can now interact with a GraphQL server just the same as any other HTTP request inside Insomnia 🤗! Along with defining and sending queries, the GraphQL integration also provides the following benefits: Autocomplete for field names, variables, and types Schema is fetched automatically by sending an introspection query to the same URL Linting with friendly error messages Vertical split view for editing GraphQL variables Integration with all existing Insomnia features Special Thanks: 🍻
Well, another month has passed and Insomnia continues to grow 📈. Unfortunately, number of active users didn’t budge, but MRR increased by a whopping 45% 🤑! That’s is the largest increase Insomnia has seen in a long time, and I attribute most of it to one simple trick: asking users to pay. Keep reading for more on this.