Updates for March 2022
One-click payment. Tor browser.
This is the 54th full month (4 YEARS and 6 month) that I worked on Listen Notes full-time.
1) One-click payment
Some paid products on listennotes.com have an on-demand pricing. Previously, customers had to re-enter their credit card numbers whenever they made a purchase. Some customers had to do so several times on the same day!
Now repeating customers are able to reuse previously saved payment methods without re-entering their credit card numbers. One-click, and done!
2) New marketing page for the podcast database subscription product
3) Tor browser
Now, it’s fixed.
4) Some behind-the-scenes improvements
Did a bunch of db optimizations, which gives us a lot of headroom to grow! This graph shows the CPU usage on our master db server - it’s not hard to tell when did we make those changes :)
Refactored payment-related code. We’ve got several paid products. Over the past few years, we end up with messy & duplicate code for doing payment. In March, we spent an entire week refactoring & cleaning up most of the payment code. This enables us to move fast in the future to add new paid products / payment methods. Slow down first, then move faster in the future :)
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