I discovered TelemetryDeck on Twitter and later read about it in Dave Verwer's newsletter. I was using Crashlytics at the time, but I wanted to transition away from it when Google acquired it to make it part of Firebase. Google's trackers have long been encroaching everywhere and I was enabling that by including Firebase's SDK in the app. Telemetry's onboarding phase was a breeze and I updated the app in April 2021 to replace my tracking with TelemetryDeck and start receiving signals.

Although TelemetryDeck delivers great data visualizations that are useful for marketing purposes, the main concern for me is to monitor the app's performance each time I release an update. I track events such as successful prints and non-fatal errors by sending signals to TelemetryDeck.

Getting started was easy: all the information that I needed was documented clearly and concisely, down to how to fill out Apple's privacy declaration. I wholeheartedly recommend TelemetryDeck to my fellow independent developers.

In the end, the numbers that matter aren't downloads and conversion rates, but our greenhouse gas emissions.

In the end, the numbers that matter aren't downloads and conversion rates, but our greenhouse gas emissions. Everything rests on the Keeling curve. I have been flight-free for over a decade because of climate change, and car-free and vegan longer still. Individual responsibility enables system change. Hard as it may be, it’s better to open our eyes, take in what is happening, evaluate the impact of our travel, food, and other choices such as how we vote, and then make changes. Just like how we can improve our apps using TelemetryDeck.

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