Good news from the first testers
I posted the first preview version of appTranslator two weeks ago. Yesterday, I contacted a few people who had downloaded it to collect their impressions.
People seem to be happy with the product. There wasn't any unexpected problem, which is very good news (Well... except for a missing file in the installer that prevented to generate satellite DLLs. But that one was easily solved) .
It looks like there is room for usability improvement though: Users don't know where to start. I think I'll add a wizard to help them get up and running more easily.
The first 3 minutes...
It's really important to make sure people will easily get started with the product. This usability problem that my users reported is an important one. It looks minor at first. After all, everybody managed to get it running. But how many people that I don't know of stopped immediately and won't come back ? The first 3 minutes of a product evaluation are probably the most critical ones. If users can't get started easily, they will obviously give up immediately, which means... lost sale !