We not the type to gloat, but right now the community needs some good news and we have some to share! Despite a Canadian telecom cartel’s vicious attempt to destroy our community, we are still here today. Since our original domains haven’t been returned as of yet, users have been forced to manually install our new repository in order to continue to receive updates. Although we’ve been unable to communicate with our existing users (since our domain/social media were unlawfully seized), we’re pleased to announce that over 1/3 of our former user base has already installed our new repository and continues to receive Kodi addon updates to URLResolver, USTVnow Plus, Live Tube and more!
This was no small feat. We basically had to start from scratch. All we had was our minds and our love of Kodi. We had to register a brand new domain name, our Google rankings were at zero, we had to make new social media accounts – and since we never forced users to register for anything, we only had about 90,000 forum users whom we were able to contact via email. We’re now verified on Twitter and boast 18.6 thousand followers, along with over 5000 followers on our new Facebook page, and almost 4000 fans on YouTube. Right now our addon submission policy is pretty much the internet equivalent of North Korea, however we plan on returning to a standard DMCA compliant policy shortly.
We don’t allow statistics for individual addons or anything, so all we really have is the number of unique installs that ping our servers per day to check for updates:
Total Unique Users for the Past Month
Total Unique Users for the Past 24 Hours
And if you’d like to compare these statistics with some from before we were robbed by the Canadian telecom cartel, here they are:
Total Unique Users for March 2017
Total Unique Users for April 8th, 2017
Now what we really need is for new addon developers to step forward and work their magic. We have some very exciting new addons coming soon, ones that we’re pretty sure will reinvigorate the entire Kodi addon community, but need new people so that we can continue to grow as a community. There’s no denying that we’ve lost some experienced developers, but together we can move forward and give new people the opportunity to fill the void.