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15 Nov 16 New Yorkers tend to work through lunch

It’s been a few months since we’ve launched our new Gmail Meter platform. And during our critical early stages, we’ve very much enjoyed your support and feedback. In the last couple of months, we have stabilized the platform by optimizing our implementation of Google APIs. And we are now ready to start sharing with you some of what we’re learning about email usage. Introductory disclaimer Before doing so, we want to be clear about the nature of the data and metrics that...

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24 Aug 16 Gmail Meter now supports send-as aliases

It has been some time since our last blog post - our apologies for the delay, but we wanted to take the time now to share some great news! First though, I wanted to start off with a bit of a history lesson on Gmail Meter. The legacy Gmail Meter was originally built off of the Google Apps Script platform (our personal thoughts on it here). The Apps Script platform was intended as a scripting language, maintained by Google, that allowed...

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22 May 16 Sneak Peek at our New Gmail Meter

The immediate feedback in the two weeks since we released our new email report is, “Where are the rest of the statistics? What happened to the detailed report, the one with graphs and charts?” Please rest assured that while we’re not quite ready yet, the new web interface with detailed metrics will be coming very shortly. Instead of just taking our word for it, we thought everyone might enjoy a preview of what we’ve been working on (in addition to the email...

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12 May 16 Uninstalling the Legacy Gmail Meter Script

Starting this week, we are officially ramping down support for the legacy Gmail Meter. Our most loyal readers should be quite familiar with our experience wrestling with the Apps Script version of our tool. This past Monday, we rolled out our new email report, marking the first release of the new Gmail Meter. For many users on the legacy platform, their recent experience with Gmail Meter has been less than optimal. While our landing page has been changed to reflect the...

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10 May 16 Prioritizing the Gmail Meter web interface

Yesterday, we quietly released our new email report for Gmail Meter. Pardon our lack of fanfare, but as you can see we decided to simplify the email report a bit. We narrowed it down to the four metrics that our users found most important, specifically sent and received emails, total number of Conversations, and response time. While this does limit the functionality of our email report, it was important for us to deliver an error-resilient product to our users as soon...

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26 Apr 16 RE: The New Gmail Meter

We recently added a new notification to our signup flow. In fact, many of you reading may have even been directed here straight from that very page. If so, then you know that we are keenly aware of the current state of our Gmail Meter report. With some embarrassment, and a fair share of humility, we admit that our Gmail Meter script currently just does not work as intended. (If you’re curious of the reasons, we’ve previously written about our ongoing...

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03 Mar 16 Collaborating Internationally through Google Apps

Something that you’re probably not aware of about our company ShuttleCloud is that we have offices in both Madrid, Spain and Chicago, IL. Now for the record, this amounts to a seven hour time difference which we have to work around every day. While it should be no surprise that we are completely reliant on Google Apps for working together - yes, we do check in daily using Google Hangouts and yes, everything is saved to the Google’s cloud - the...

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26 Feb 16 Why we’re Moving off Apps Script

If you’re a current user of Gmail Meter, you are might know that this month we got a bit more practice apologizing than we anticipated. And if you’ve contacted us about the error messages, you’ll know that these messages that a good portion of you have received are almost completely out of our control. That may not seem like the best response to these inquiries, so I wanted to take some extra time to explain what exactly is going on here. Google...

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19 Feb 16 Who Cares about Gmail Analytics?

In our last post, we began the discussion on the importance of data and analytics from a very high level. We focused primarily on how our users were signing up and the friction our users were experiencing during the initial activation process. Today, we’ll be briefly covering our customer development process. If you’re unfamiliar, customer development is a term, coined by Steve Blank, that refers the general process of learning more about your customers or potential customers. Since Blank’s initial publication...

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09 Feb 16 The Importance of Analytics for your Web Application

Last month, we were excited to announce the formation of the Gmail Meter team. Since then, our team jumped right into the analytics (or lack thereof) and we immediately realized how important it was to have these analytics in place before considering things like growth or new product features. We have a pretty strong commitment to freedom of information and transparency, so in this first series of blog posts, we plan on sharing some of the lessons that we are learning...

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