The one where I'm on a podcast

Looking forward to listening to ⁦@hermaritz⁩ talk ⁦@EskomSePush⁩ - fascinated to find out how they’ve solved the challenges loadshedding has brought them in the last few years. https://t.co/kz8NtDjj7w — Cathryn Reece (@CathrynR) April 24, 2021 @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Manrope:[email protected]&display=swap'); .jekyll-linkpreview-wrapper { max-width: 550px; margin-bottom: 20px; } .jekyll-linkpreview-wrapper-inner { border: 1px solid #a0a0a0; padding: 12px; } .jekyll-linkpreview-content { position: relative; height: 100px; overflow: hidden; margin-bottom: 10px; } .jekyll-linkpreview-image { position: absolute; top: 0; right: 0; } ....

April 16, 2021 · 1 min · Me

The one where the app gets removed from the Playstore

I made HackerNews frontpage yesterday 🎉 I wish it was for something more fun and not a Twitter rant. Google Play decided that Saturday evening is a good time to remove the app from the Playstore with minimal information. We had to deal with many support requests on Sunday (and Google Ads stopped). The next day they replied to us with the reason: “Your app currently only includes a feature to flag inappropriate users....

March 15, 2021 · 2 min · Me

The one where we have 2M Daily Active Users

With EskomSePush, we like to be very open with the stats. I guess it’s because we think of it as an app that belongs to the people, but there is also an element of bragging. Time for a @EskomSePush stats update📈. Here is the Active users for the last 90 days: pic.twitter.com/qKQX2bWCAz — Herman Maritz (@hermaritz) February 9, 2021 I got asked how much it cost to run @EskomSePush using @Firebase....

February 10, 2021 · 2 min · Me

Loadshedding history for South Africa

Dan and I shared the history of loadshedding according to the EskomSePush app. We believe it to be accurate. The hope is that by being open with the data, someone can do something interesting with it. Here it is for free, but let me know how you use it: Google sheet @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Manrope:[email protected]&display=swap'); .jekyll-linkpreview-wrapper { max-width: 550px; margin-bottom: 20px; } .jekyll-linkpreview-wrapper-inner { border: 1px solid #a0a0a0; padding: 12px; } ....

July 6, 2020 · 3 min · Me

The one where we're in the Huisgenoot magazine

A dream come true...

February 6, 2020 · 1 min · Me