Hey lovely community we wanted to share some exciting news:
Ratio 4 is going Live tonight
Today we are celebrating 4 years of embarking on the journey of re-imagining the phone experience, decluttering your screens and helping you get sh*t done faster, by launching Ratio 4.0.0 with the tree, for FREE.
We heard your feedback in our countless surveys (thanks a lot for your time and engagement filling them out) and we took a step back to re-consider how we can offer you the ultimate Ratio experience at a reasonable price.
Thanks to your great enthusiasm, engagement and referrals the growth of our app opened up a lot of possibilities for Ratio. It helped us attract smart and experienced investors who believe in the mission we all rallied around and see a bigger picture of making Ratio more accessible, smoother and grow to become THE home-screen for the next 2B Android screens and end an era of distraction and mindless content. With their help we will be able to offer the Tree for free for now and experiment on monetising inside the app while sticking to our brand values (no ads, no selling data). We will post more details on that later here in the community.
The tree is a truly unique solution to message aggregation. It’s one of the very first solutions out there to do real aggregation across platforms on mobile so smoothly. It’s a work in progress and we will keep the “Beta” tag inside the UI until it reaches a satisfactory quality level that we know is possible very soon. But so far our beta and rank invites were going well and we feel it’s time to get it out in the hands of more people and see it work on more devices and platforms. We also want to simplify access to it, as it’s been quite complicated to onboard users, get them to the beta group, google group then telegram etc.
Right now integration with WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram DMs and Facebook Messenger Lite fully functional will launch tonight. On those four platforms you can read, write, send text as well as receive media and quick launch actions (like a call). Sending Media on those platforms as well as SMS is in internal Alpha and will follow soon on the playstore.
We have working prototypes of a lot of other platforms, and our product plan includes integrating (Twitter, Discord, Slack) to be rolled out over next year.
No Monetization, how can you help instead?
A legitimate question we get is how do we monetize and survive, and a lot of you kindly and consistently asked and offered support to make sure this gets continually developed (we got asked often to sell shares in Blloc but we can’t do that - yet), but in short, two ways you can help now:
1- Giving us honest feedback on how to make this the best Home-screen for you (Everyone on this forum is already doing that pretty well)
2- Share and tell your friends on how they can transform their phone (and life) if they joined Ratio
We will do our best over the next months to nail a monetization model that doesn’t include a paywall nor subscription as many of you requested, but the name of the game on those ideas will be growth and scale and so getting the word out is key.
Next Friday (18th of December) we will be hosted on producthunt.com, and it would mean a lot to us if you can head over right now and set up an account, and visit back to vote for us there on Friday.
In general on behalf of everyone working on Ratio we really wanted to thank you all, thanks for the countless feedback in our beta telegram groups, the feedback and posts here, helping other users and onboarding other users, special thanks everyone who worked on their rank and referred countless friends. Special thanks to our community leaders @BobbyV8 @jbriones95 @Nostalgia @B_Wrath can’t wait for the next phase with you guys.