May Recap – Open Source and Community Building

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On May 10th, I Announced that the Insomnia desktop app is now open source under the GNU AGPLv3 license.

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May Metrics Overview

Because the open source announcement made it to the front page of Hacker News, there was a massive 65% increase in new users. This also lead to a significant bump in paid customers.

Metric Value This Month Change Reaction
Active App Users 33,452 +38% 😀
New App Users 16,543 +65% 😀
Monthly Recurring Revenue $848 +28% 😀
Recognized Revenue $1234 +18% 😐
New Trial Customers 455 +103% 😀
New Paying Customers 28 +47% 😀
Churned Customers 5 +25% 😐
Trial Conversion Rate 6% -33% 😧

Daily Active Users

Monthly Recurring Revenue

Wrap Up

It's been a few weeks since Insomnia went open source and it's been a wild ride so far! The GitHub repo is now at 3,900 stars and 127 forks, and there are over 60 members in the Slack Group.

The open source announcement also amassed a tonne of unexpected positivity from users. Countless people have reached out to say "thanks" and many others have submitted bug reports, feature request, and pull requests.

I want to give a huge "thanks" to everyone for all the support, and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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