We are happy to announce that we've just finished our last sprint - code-named Snowflake.

New features will help the publishers to keep an eye on the text-to-speech performance metrics directly from their mailbox!


Text-to-Speech Weekly KPIs


Every publisher on the BotTalk platform now can receive the weekly reporting with the following essential text-to-speech KPIs:

  • Unique users who seen the player
  • Unique users that started playback
  • Reader-listener conversion
  • Percentage of users that listen to more than 60 seconds
  • Free-premium conversion (if paywall integration option is on)
BotTalk text-to-speech performance metrics in a weekly email report
BotTalk text-to-speech performance metrics in a weekly email report

Those are the key metrics that we developed together with our customers - leading German news publishers.

By following the link in the weekly reporting email, our publishers can see more detailed statistics in their BotTalk dashboard.

BotTalk text-to-speech statistics in dashboard
BotTalk text-to-speech statistics in dashboard

Weekly Reporting Settings


Email reports are great!

What is even greater than that - to be able to switch them off!

That's why we've built in the email reports setting in every project.

BotTalk text to speech email reports settings
BotTalk text to speech email reports settings

You can either turn the reporting off or just forward those emails to a different email account. This is useful when your BotTalk account's email address is not the same as your work email address.

BotTalk Product Development Cycles


This year we're following a brand new software development methodology created by great people behind Ruby on Rails framework, Basecamp and HEY.

This methodology is called Shape Up - and we at BotTalk are all very excited about our first sprint.

BotTalk Shape Up Sprint - Snowflake
BotTalk Shape Up Sprint - Snowflake

We had the most productive six weeks behind us. A lot has been done. I wanted to thank our great software engineers - Kirill and Vsevolod - for all the sweat, blood, and tears invested into this great feature!

Thank you, Rebecca and Daniil, for providing continuous support, feedback rounds, and translating customer insights into feature requests!

Our design guru, Pavel - thank you for the amazing job in making those tutorial videos look stunning! (How to Correct Text-to-Speech  Errors with BotTalk Dictionaries)

Cover photo by Darius Cotoi on Unsplash.