The biggest surprise?
Once we started working on the Safari version of Night Eye, we made a simple landing page. The sole purpose of it was to inform everyone that we were doing our best to launch it as soon as possible. From the very first day people started joining the waitlist by subscribing on the landing page. The form was simple - leave your email address, we will notify once the extension is launched. Not even in our wildest dreams we imagined that more than 2200 people will fill out the form to be notified once the extension is live on the macOS store.
Although the thrill of seeing dozens of people subscribing daily was big, our concerns grew as well. We felt responsible to ship a high quality extension that will enable dark mode on nearly any website. We wanted the conversion of any website to become unnoticeable, like the website has its own built-in dark mode.
One of the coolest thing that happened was that many people were reaching out to us ready to become beta testers. The number that actually participated was really low, because we wanted to have deeper and more meaningful connection with the testers. The goal was to get feedback that goes beyond fixing bugs, but rather to improve the whole software. This led to temporary removing one of our core features. The color changing system although powerful was really hard to use and time consuming even for the biggest customisation fans. It was completely removed from all versions of Night Eye and will be introduced back - better and more user friendly than ever.