1. Improved Listen Alerts. Added more search filters. Added RSS support. And made it a paid product.
Previously Listen Alerts was free to use. To prevent people from abusing our system, we allowed up to 10 alerts per account. Many people created hundreds of accounts (yes, 100s!) to bypass the quota limit. I couldn't find a good way to solve this problem except for making Listen Alerts a paid product.
2. AWS data transfer cost was increased a lot this month (~2.5x vs last month). I had to investigate & make some optimizations on the infra to cut cost a bit.
3. We've got a mascot: Introducing Llamacorn!!!
4. Added a new search filter -- you can limit search results within a specific date range. Example: Some very old podcast interviews of Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg https://lnns.co/S7U_Bd41D8I
5. Users are able to edit audio length of a specific episode now: Example.
6. Set up a Help Center: help.listennotes.com. After conducting an extensive research on help center software, I'm surprised that there's not a cheap option (less than $20/month) with a minimal set of features I need. All vendors bundle a lot of useless features together and command an unreasonably high price :( Eventually I chose Intercom Articles, which adds $50/month to our operational cost.
7. Set up a store: listennotes.com/store. Well, we have a mascot now. Next step: Listen Notes branded swags :)