Newsletter from Tjek
September 2022: Autumn Edition 🍁
iOS App Updated to Help People Save Money
We just made a major update of the iOS app:
- You can now change the sort order of search results by lowest unit price. That way, you can quickly find the cheapest toothpaste, for example
- Rich typeahead with logos: We're all visual creatives and seeing a logo from a retailer is usually more effective than the name itself
- Quickly filter search results to your favorite stores
- A/B tests of different designs to figure out which ones people enjoy the most. For example, we've made a version with and without a search field in the home screen to see which design is the most helpful in ensuring people know they can search
We can't wait to see what people think and which designs they like the most 😁
New Android SDK Released
A lot of retailers depend on our SDK's to provide a great experience on their website, or iOS / Android apps. Our Android SDK has been rewritten from Java to Kotlin and offers a bunch of new features like runtime configuration variables, better Incito reader, and much more. Please do upgrade now.
Can We Avoid Creating Intrusive Ads?
One of the reasons people love our app is because it's packed with great and beautiful content created by retailers. The retailers view catalogs more as content than ads and that make a huge difference. And people willingly open our app and open the catalogs from retailers to explore.
People really depend on our apps in their daily lives. For example, our iOS app has reached 50,000 ratings with an average rating of 4.6. We're really proud of that. And just check out this recent TrustPilot review:
There's a lot of focus on inflation, and therefore our apps and what we do. Here's a few mentions in the past month:
- We were featured in P3 this week
- Featured on Anders Hemmingsen Instagram (1,2 million followers) with a screenshot of the app with a "satirical" angle on an offer from Netto
- We've been mentioned in Go' morgen DK
Speaking of coverage: as a retailer, the number one objective is to get maximum reach of your offers and catalogs. Retailer Byggmax has therefore suggested that people download eReklamblad in their physical catalog. That way, people preferring digital solutions know about the options.
Dramatic Growth in Number of Searches for Offers
Over the last month we have seen af dramatic growth (+60-80%) and it seems like there is a very close relation between the products that people are searching for and the categories that have the highest price increases, according to the official consumer price index in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Our Partner, CatMan Solution, has made a PowerBI based tool (Same tool as our Insights solution) giving a fast overview of the consumer price index per country.
Behind the Scenes
Get ready for an extended behind the scenes look at Tjek 🤩 First, meet Daniel:
⭐ MEET DANIEL ⭐
Daniel Nykjær is a student helper at Tjek, lives in Aalborg, works remotely, and has been a part of Tjek for just over 2 years!
Daniel spends time updating, maintaining, and quality assuring the master data we use for our data product - Insights by Tjek 📈
Daniel just started his master’s degree in Software at Aalborg Universitet. This means he will spend the coming semesters investigating the different paths before choosing a thesis topic 🧑🏫
His leisure time is used for everything from food, friends, board games, computer games, and traveling:
“I spend time having fun in the kitchen. I really like to bake everything from bread to cakes. I also spend a lot of time with my friends over a board game, a trip to the steakhouse, or computer games. In addition, I can hardly think of anything better than traveling and experiencing the food cultures and history in other countries.” 🎲🌎
We wish you a great start on your master’s degree, Daniel. Thank you for being a part of Tjek!
We're Too Sporty for School 🏃🏽
Over the last few weeks, we've been attending the DHL race and Nordic race. Suffice to say, the Tjek team members are some real badasses.
A Big Feast for Our Amazing Team in the Philippines
Tjek is so lucky to have an amazing team of people working out of the Philippines to help us with support, content, quality, and much more. Without them, Tjek wouldn't be running. And to recognize them, we arranged a big feast for them. It looks tasty!
And awesome to see some wearing the Tjek clothes we sent to them 😍
Walking Tour on Christianshavn 🚶🏻♀️
Our office is located on Christianshavn and there's so much history here. Our very own, Fie, arranged a walking tour around the area with a tour guide to learn more about the place we live. Did you know our office used to be a horse stable, synagogue, and much more?
Tech Fun Fact
Since last time, we also upgraded our larger ElasticSearch cluster to use ARM processors. Cheaper and uses less energy. What's not to like?
Didn't get a chance to read the last newsletter? Read it here.