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The new Poker Analytics price model

We have just previewed the top features of the new Poker Analytics Nosebleed version in our previous post, where we briefly announced the new pricing model that comes with it. We wanted to come back to this subject with a longer post to explain why we are going with a subscription of $29.99 a year.

Yes, in the app world it is a pretty big number. Yes, it is a decent sum of money, and yes, many apps today have free updates. But not everybody have hundreds of millions of users and not all companies are funded by venture capitalists, so we want to tell you more about where we are and where we are headed.

To be honest, at this very moment Poker Analytics is a mitigated success. It is a success because it’s the product that made us transition for the corporate world to the entrepreneurship world, which is amazing. It’s a success because we’ve been working on something that we love: we love poker, we love stats, we love great software, and we are able to do just that, this is the life we want. The app is also a success because we are convinced we have achieved to build the best poker tracker on mobile. You give us great ratings, and your comments are always, or rather most of the times, a real treat to read.

However, Poker Analytics has been a great time investment since we’ve started developing it in 2011, and financially it is not a success yet. Our goal is to live by developing what we love, and our two persons team has not been able to live off the app for now. To meet our ends, we are developing apps on the side for other companies, but we want to spend more time on our own apps.

Developing and maintaining apps takes time. We are not paid when fixing a bug, or when adding a new feature. To cover a day of work at our current rates, we should sell 20 apps a day, and we are not even close to that. We have started working this new version at the beginning of this year – not full time – but we somehow would like to make these days profitable. Releasing the new version as a free update wouldn’t bring enough new users to cover the investment, that’s why we need to make Poker Analytics 4 a paying update.

The mobile poker tracker world is truly a niche market, and most of the apps in that market have an unfinished feel, with very few updates, and it’s important to understand that it is a very difficult space. There is not enough serious poker players in the world to feed developers with $1 or $2 apps, this is why we have to readjust our prices in this market to be able to maintain our apps.
One of our goals is to keep providing the best overall experience of all trackers, from the app usage to the support, be innovative in the game and be consistently ahead of the competition.

There is definitely a place for us within the poker world, because serious players are looking for great products to track their results, and we do believe that for many players, Poker Analytics 4 will be worth a lot more than $29.99 a year, especially with the features to come. We wouldn’t want to sell a subscription if we didn’t think the app could provide you more.

Learning if you perform the best in cash game or tournament, if you win a lot more in your local casino than online, that your hourly rate decreases quickly after playing 6 hours, all these answers bring you value every time you sit at a poker table for the rest of your life, and we feel that a yearly subscription is worth that price.

We are not going anywhere. We are growing slowly but surely. We want to continue bringing you the best piece of software, and we hope we will continue our way together. We want the Poker Analytics users to be the best poker players, we want you to get bracelets, triples crowns, and those mountains of cash chips in the high stakes rooms, so let’s get to these nosebleed games!

We have also written this post for future users. We would like you to postpone your purchase on the current version. Due to technical limitation, we won’t be able to offer you a promotion for the future release if you buy the app now, so please be patient, we are working as fast as possible to release Poker Analytics 4!

 

Poker Analytics 4

At last, today we are announcing the next release of our favorite app: Poker Analytics 4 “Nosebleed”!

We are very, very excited to show you what we’ve done, but we have to wait a little bit more. We hope to release the app this December, but it might be in January. By bringing never seen before features in the poker industry, this new version will change the tracking standards.

So let’s jump into it.

Conditioning reports

Using a new report engine, Poker Analytics 4 correlates your results with 3 conditioning indicators :

  • sleep
  • workouts
  • session duration

The reports will dramatically help you optimize how you prepare for the game. You’ll be able to see how much sleep you need to perform the best, how workouts affects your results, and when you should leave the table.

Bankroll reports and custom operations

By popular demand, we have created custom operations. You’ll have the ability to create the operation types you want, and attach them to your sessions, so that your stats reflect all your expenses and other bonuses.

We are also adding the possibility to filter your bankroll by dates, so you see the breakdown of your poker results and expenses for your poker trips, or have a clean picture of what you have achieved in the current year.

Player notes

We’ve added the possibility to add notes to players. You can link the notes directly from your sessions or hand histories and have them sorted by date. The Friends section is refactored into Players and each player view will show the sessions and the hands you’ve played together.

iPad

We are adding the iPad support! You’ll finally enjoy your data on a bigger screen.

Apple Watch

Poker Analytics 4 has an Apple Watch extension. This little extension will let your iPhone in your pocket and let you focus on the game. It will allow you to start, pause and end your sessions in a really quick fashion.

New theme

We do love the current Clover / dark green theme in Poker Analytics, but we felt that some might get a little uncomfortable in that environment, so we are adding a new Diamond / light theme that you might enjoy too, the choice will be yours!

 

That’s it for the major features. There are also a lot of minor improvements in the app that we will probably detail later on, overall the app still feels very familiar but has a lot more depth!

Competing in this small market has been pretty hard since the launch. We want to continue to provide the best tool on the market and that’s why and we have decided to change the app business model. Poker Analytics 4 will be a new standalone app that will be subscription based, at the price of $29.99/year for the USA. We want to explain to you why we are doing that in the next post.