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GreenPaw – Keep Track of Your Marketplace Items for Less Than $2

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Are you the type of author who constantly refreshes your Marketplace dashboard to check your stats and earnings? You’re not alone! Here’s an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch that will let you do it more conveniently.

Written by CodeCanyon author Nikolay Dyankov to scratch his own itch, this app will keep you up-to-date on how your items are going, including the small details like letting you know the moment the rating of one of your items changes.

GreenPaw is an all-in-one package app, designed for authors, by an author. It will display new sales, comments, and changes in rating, and will show you interesting stats, including stats about the whole Marketplace!

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Carmen recently caught up with Nikolay online, and asked him about his experiences creating the app.

Tell us a little about yourself and your relationship with Envato.

A little over a year ago I had a full-time job at a web design firm, and one of my colleagues told me about ThemeForest, a website where you can sell the WordPress themes you make. I checked it out, eventually discovered CodeCanyon, and decided that I wanted to start from there, making cool and unique plugins and scripts.

It was one of the best decisions that I’ve made, and it really allowed me to do what I like for a living.

Tell us about your app and how it could be useful to Envato authors and buyers.

GreenPaw is an app created specifically for Envato authors. With this app, you can check your sales, recent comments and statistics.

But GreenPaw also tells you things that no other app does. For example, it will let you know if any of your products’ ratings change. Or if you are wondering if your sales are going up because it’s Thursday, or because you released a new product. Now you can find out with the “Marketplace Statistics” chart.

The best thing about GreenPaw is that you get all the information you need in just one place. As an author myself, it saves me a good amount of time every day, and I believe that this is the real value of GreenPaw.

How did you make your app?

Making this app was a long process, mainly because I was new to the iOS platform. The features changed, the UI changed (a lot), and three short months later I’m quite happy with the result.

Once I felt the app was ready to go public, I immediately contacted Envato and let them know what I’d been doing. I’m very thankful for their assistance so far!

What inspired you to make this app?

As an author myself, I got the idea about GreenPaw because I needed it. I felt there was a market for such an app, and that authors would find it really useful. I knew I would.

The feedback so far has been awesome, and it inspires me even more to make GreenPaw the best app for Envato authors ever.