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« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2013, 12:16 »
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Really like it, but wish it wasn't a buck a pop for extra agencies. You get 14 or so for $3, but if you want the last 8, it's $8 more?

Can anyone tell me which agencies are included in the the $3 and for which you have to pay extra?


« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2013, 15:20 »
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Just bought the app. The concept is nice, the implementation still suffers. I also have bought some of the payed "plugin agencies" or whatever they're called and I just found out that:

- Shutterstock is very slow (maybe because there are many sales or whatever but still...)
- Photodune is not working - it shows the total amount, but when I go to details says "no recent sales" which is false. Same problem to canstockphoto.
- 123RF figures are completely wrong, as are Alamy's.
- Alamy shows the total amount, it should also show the cleared amount otherwise is not very useful.

LE: ClipDealer amount is also wrong.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 15:34 by Tabimura »

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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2013, 07:00 »
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Really like it, but wish it wasn't a buck a pop for extra agencies. You get 14 or so for $3, but if you want the last 8, it's $8 more?

Can anyone tell me which agencies are included in the the $3 and for which you have to pay extra?

Hello
you will get:  Shutterstock, Istockphoto, Dreamstime, Fotolia, Depositphotos, Bigstockphoto, 123RF, Crestock, Canstockphoto, Yaymicro, Stockfresh, Panthermedia, Pixmac, Photaki

We considering lowering the price to $0.99 and all agencies will be available with subscription for $0.80 a month or lower and you dont have to buy any extra options, this is because we need to constantly maintain the app, update the parser engine, keep track of the agencies website changes, add new agencies and remove out of business agencies

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« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2013, 07:04 »
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Just bought the app. The concept is nice, the implementation still suffers. I also have bought some of the payed "plugin agencies" or whatever they're called and I just found out that:

- Shutterstock is very slow (maybe because there are many sales or whatever but still...)
- Photodune is not working - it shows the total amount, but when I go to details says "no recent sales" which is false. Same problem to canstockphoto.
- 123RF figures are completely wrong, as are Alamy's.
- Alamy shows the total amount, it should also show the cleared amount otherwise is not very useful.

LE: ClipDealer amount is also wrong.

Shutterstock is slow first time when you load the sales and it will cache them, next time will be faster
Photodune: for this agency we show just the latest images sold in the current month, if you dont have sales this month you will see this message
Alamy and 123RF, ClipDealer can you please write us at support@microstockr.com about these problems so we can fix them as no other user reported issues, maybe there is something different with your account and the app cannot access the relevant info

Thank you
Happy Holidays

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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2013, 07:06 »
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Just updated Microstockr to 1.9.8

Tried the Daily Earnings for the first time. None of them are correct. It  shows no daily earnings at most sites whether I had any or not. On other sites it shows daily sales where I had none, or hugely inflated earnings - weeks worth as my daily earnings.

Also +1 on the date range.

Hello

Here is the daily earnings explained same goes for monthly:
the application is trying to figure out daily earnings by looking to last day when you launched the app and the balance for that day, this could be 1 day ago or 3 days ago, the app just calculate the difference between these 2 dates.

The app just try to estimate, this is because we cannot check all the sites, all the sold images links, because this will take too long and the phone will close the app, this feature is approximate, we will try to implement background checks every 5 minutes and this problem i guess will be solved

Lets say last time when you run the app was yesterday at 10:00pm and  between 10:00pm and 12:00pm you had 3 sales and you didnt open the app to check the totals, the 3 sales will appear in the daily earnings next day

« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2013, 08:53 »
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Just bought the app. The concept is nice, the implementation still suffers. I also have bought some of the payed "plugin agencies" or whatever they're called and I just found out that:

- Shutterstock is very slow (maybe because there are many sales or whatever but still...)
- Photodune is not working - it shows the total amount, but when I go to details says "no recent sales" which is false. Same problem to canstockphoto.
- 123RF figures are completely wrong, as are Alamy's.
- Alamy shows the total amount, it should also show the cleared amount otherwise is not very useful.

LE: ClipDealer amount is also wrong.


Shutterstock is slow first time when you load the sales and it will cache them, next time will be faster
Photodune: for this agency we show just the latest images sold in the current month, if you dont have sales this month you will see this message
Alamy and 123RF, ClipDealer can you please write us at support@microstockr.com about these problems so we can fix them as no other user reported issues, maybe there is something different with your account and the app cannot access the relevant info

Thank you
Happy Holidays


Shutterstock is slow every single time I open it. I tried on various internet providers, with the same result.
Photodune: I am having daily sales there, I just had one right now and the program isn't showing anything. Just the total amount.
Alamy: you are getting the "balance carried forward" value, from here http://www.alamy.com/statement.asp and you should have also the "cleared balance" - thats the money that are ready to be payed.
123RF: its just wrong, very simple. It shows about a third of my current sales and when I go to details, the "latest sales" are since 3rd Dec.
ClipDealer: its plain wrong, it should show the value from this page https://eu.clipdealer.com/index.php?ACTION=profile&page=provision  and instead of that it shows a completely arbitrary value. Also, its in $ instead of euro - and no, is not due to conversion. As an idea, the amount shown in your program is bigger than the real amount.

Suggestion: it would be nice to have somewhere written the number of sales per current day for every agency. If I want to see how many files I sold on SS I need to scroll like crazy and count them one by one.

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 so its powerful enough for anything.

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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2013, 03:48 »
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Just bought the app. The concept is nice, the implementation still suffers. I also have bought some of the payed "plugin agencies" or whatever they're called and I just found out that:

- Shutterstock is very slow (maybe because there are many sales or whatever but still...)
- Photodune is not working - it shows the total amount, but when I go to details says "no recent sales" which is false. Same problem to canstockphoto.
- 123RF figures are completely wrong, as are Alamy's.
- Alamy shows the total amount, it should also show the cleared amount otherwise is not very useful.

LE: ClipDealer amount is also wrong.


Shutterstock is slow first time when you load the sales and it will cache them, next time will be faster
Photodune: for this agency we show just the latest images sold in the current month, if you dont have sales this month you will see this message
Alamy and 123RF, ClipDealer can you please write us at support@microstockr.com about these problems so we can fix them as no other user reported issues, maybe there is something different with your account and the app cannot access the relevant info

Thank you
Happy Holidays


Shutterstock is slow every single time I open it. I tried on various internet providers, with the same result.
Photodune: I am having daily sales there, I just had one right now and the program isn't showing anything. Just the total amount.
Alamy: you are getting the "balance carried forward" value, from here http://www.alamy.com/statement.asp and you should have also the "cleared balance" - thats the money that are ready to be payed.
123RF: its just wrong, very simple. It shows about a third of my current sales and when I go to details, the "latest sales" are since 3rd Dec.
ClipDealer: its plain wrong, it should show the value from this page https://eu.clipdealer.com/index.php?ACTION=profile&page=provision  and instead of that it shows a completely arbitrary value. Also, its in $ instead of euro - and no, is not due to conversion. As an idea, the amount shown in your program is bigger than the real amount.

Suggestion: it would be nice to have somewhere written the number of sales per current day for every agency. If I want to see how many files I sold on SS I need to scroll like crazy and count them one by one.

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 so its powerful enough for anything.


Ok thank you for , going to debug the app to fix the issues, also about the sales number for each agency i dont think that is possible right now as almost no agency have an API that can provide this data, the app just scraps all the pages in the site. Just Kozzi and MotionElements have APIs

« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2013, 04:02 »
+1
When EVERYTHING will be TIP TOP, count on me as well.
Happy New year, Paul.

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« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2013, 13:26 »
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Thank you and Happy New Year to you!

« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2013, 12:52 »
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Maybe you know this bug: 123rf shows only images of first site, the first 25 sold images.

« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2013, 04:55 »
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BUG REPORTS: Many times when I refresh, 123rf earnings stays empty (not even 00.00$ appears). if I reset my phone, it does appear without refreshing it once again.
Galaxy S4, 4.2.2 ROM

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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2013, 11:07 »
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Yes there is a bug for 123rf on android sometimes it doesnt get the balance and it doesnt show anything, and for sales the app is retrieving first page of sales which are the first sales in that month not the latest

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2014, 18:47 »
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I want to get this for my phone. I'd also like it on my tablet. Do I need to pay twice or is there a way to share it between devices?

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« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2014, 05:51 »
+1
If you have android tablet and phone you just need 1 licence same if you have iPad and iPhone, but if you have android tablet and iphone you need to buy 2, this is because there are 2 markets, google play and app store, also sync is coming in version 2.0 if you have android tablet and iphone and you have the app installed on it, you just need to enable dropbox sync and your data will be backed up into you dropbox account and synced between all the devices that are backed up with same dropbox account this means all your historical data the app stored in you phone (stats each day and accounts) of course the accounts details are encrypted and then backed up on dropbox

« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2014, 08:43 »
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I have an iphone 4s and my login to IS don't work, says "login fail" ... any tips to solve this?

lisafx

« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2014, 17:21 »
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If you have android tablet and phone you just need 1 licence same if you have iPad and iPhone, but if you have android tablet and iphone you need to buy 2, this is because there are 2 markets, google play and app store, also sync is coming in version 2.0 if you have android tablet and iphone and you have the app installed on it, you just need to enable dropbox sync and your data will be backed up into you dropbox account and synced between all the devices that are backed up with same dropbox account this means all your historical data the app stored in you phone (stats each day and accounts) of course the accounts details are encrypted and then backed up on dropbox

This is really helpful info Paul!  Everything I have is Android, so I should be fine.  Thanks a lot! 

« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2014, 04:41 »
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Paul, Photodune is still not working. See in the first screenshot that I had sales (the blue dots over the amount of money). In the second screenshot you see what I get when I tap on Photodune.

« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2014, 04:44 »
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Also, the timeout for getting my SS sales is about 3 minutes (extremely long!). See the attached screenshots. First one is when I tap on Shutterstock and second one is exactly when I get the data. Look at the time. This being the third time in a row when requesting sales. Caching does not do much good, it appears.
You might want to think of getting sales by day, not by month. It may be fast for contributors with few sales, but for 1000-2000 sales per month is dead slow.

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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2014, 14:33 »
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Also, the timeout for getting my SS sales is about 3 minutes (extremely long!). See the attached screenshots. First one is when I tap on Shutterstock and second one is exactly when I get the data. Look at the time. This being the third time in a row when requesting sales. Caching does not do much good, it appears.
You might want to think of getting sales by day, not by month. It may be fast for contributors with few sales, but for 1000-2000 sales per month is dead slow.

Thank you Tabimura for your feedback, lets start with Photodune

- for Photodune the app is reading just the monthly sales, for example if the date is 2 Feb and you didn't open the app for 3 days and you had sales in the last day of january the you will see a badge with new earnings as the app see you have different balance but you will not see anything in the sales list because there are no sales in Feb.

- for Shutterstock, yes we cache data and we only count first 50 sales because only these sales are relevant, also the app must do 3 requests to SS website in order to load 1 sold image if is not cached and it can take a lot of time for 50 images, next time you open the app (you said you have 1000-2000 sales / month) there will be 50 new sales different from the ones the app already cached and it's taking same amount of time, right now we cannot do more optimizations because none of the major agencies have an API that provide stats for contributors and we need to update the app for each website (if the website changes), so we are monitoring and get feedback from users every day.

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« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2014, 14:45 »
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For all of you who asked for widget, in version 2.0 there will be NOTIFICATIONS (app will check your balances automatically in background and notify you for total balance, sum of all new earnings) this will work only work on wifi because for example: if you have 300 MB of 3G data it will drain you monthly data traffic, let me know if there should be an option to enable it on 3G

Thank you for your feedback guys

« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2014, 16:26 »
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See my comments in red. I'm looking forward for a future version.

Also, the timeout for getting my SS sales is about 3 minutes (extremely long!). See the attached screenshots. First one is when I tap on Shutterstock and second one is exactly when I get the data. Look at the time. This being the third time in a row when requesting sales. Caching does not do much good, it appears.
You might want to think of getting sales by day, not by month. It may be fast for contributors with few sales, but for 1000-2000 sales per month is dead slow.


Thank you Tabimura for your feedback, lets start with Photodune

- for Photodune the app is reading just the monthly sales, for example if the date is 2 Feb and you didn't open the app for 3 days and you had sales in the last day of january the you will see a badge with new earnings as the app see you have different balance but you will not see anything in the sales list because there are no sales in Feb. - I open the app daily and I have daily sales on Photodune, so that's not the case. It should show me my sales.

- for Shutterstock, yes we cache data and we only count first 50 sales because only these sales are relevant, also the app must do 3 requests to SS website in order to load 1 sold image if is not cached and it can take a lot of time for 50 images, next time you open the app (you said you have 1000-2000 sales / month) there will be 50 new sales different from the ones the app already cached and it's taking same amount of time, right now we cannot do more optimizations because none of the major agencies have an API that provide stats for contributors and we need to update the app for each website (if the website changes), so we are monitoring and get feedback from users every day. - I am having 2000+ sales monthly on SS and the app is reasonably fast in the first 2-3 days. Also, if you get only the first 50 sales this means I'm never going to get a full day of sales. On the other hand, I have a suggestion: put the number of sales next to the amount of money. You can very easy take it from this page http://submit.shutterstock.com/stats.mhtml

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« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2014, 05:55 »
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See my comments in red. I'm looking forward for a future version.

Also, the timeout for getting my SS sales is about 3 minutes (extremely long!). See the attached screenshots. First one is when I tap on Shutterstock and second one is exactly when I get the data. Look at the time. This being the third time in a row when requesting sales. Caching does not do much good, it appears.
You might want to think of getting sales by day, not by month. It may be fast for contributors with few sales, but for 1000-2000 sales per month is dead slow.


Thank you Tabimura for your feedback, lets start with Photodune

- for Photodune the app is reading just the monthly sales, for example if the date is 2 Feb and you didn't open the app for 3 days and you had sales in the last day of january the you will see a badge with new earnings as the app see you have different balance but you will not see anything in the sales list because there are no sales in Feb. - I open the app daily and I have daily sales on Photodune, so that's not the case. It should show me my sales.

- for Shutterstock, yes we cache data and we only count first 50 sales because only these sales are relevant, also the app must do 3 requests to SS website in order to load 1 sold image if is not cached and it can take a lot of time for 50 images, next time you open the app (you said you have 1000-2000 sales / month) there will be 50 new sales different from the ones the app already cached and it's taking same amount of time, right now we cannot do more optimizations because none of the major agencies have an API that provide stats for contributors and we need to update the app for each website (if the website changes), so we are monitoring and get feedback from users every day. - I am having 2000+ sales monthly on SS and the app is reasonably fast in the first 2-3 days. Also, if you get only the first 50 sales this means I'm never going to get a full day of sales. On the other hand, I have a suggestion: put the number of sales next to the amount of money. You can very easy take it from this page http://submit.shutterstock.com/stats.mhtml



im going to check photodune for bugs

I mean last 50 sales not first, also if we are going to add that number from shutterstock, we need to add for all agencies and this info is not available for all of them

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« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2014, 03:51 »
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Just wanted to ask you guys in version 2.0 notifications will notify you when you have new sales, the app will check all agencies and if will sum a total of new earnings and will give you a notification

Is this enough? We could do a notification / agency but you will get spammed an it will be annoying

Let me know what information you want to see

Thank you

« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2014, 05:58 »
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Hi Paul

i think options for notification would be good say to only get a summary of sales.


You said you were going to drop the price to  0.99$ are you still going to?

Any possibility of a trial version to try before buy?

thanks


Rob

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« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2014, 07:41 »
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Hi Paul

i think options for notification would be good say to only get a summary of sales.


You said you were going to drop the price to  0.99$ are you still going to?

Any possibility of a trial version to try before buy?

thanks


Rob

Summary of sales / agency or the total for all agencies?

Yes we are going to drop the price to 0.99 there will be 30 days trial for subscription to see how it's working, but not for the app.
We are still working on version 2.0 and test it don't have an ETA when it's done, 85% done but still needs testing


 

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