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Follow the Money with the New Stripe Channel for Numerous

We’re excited to announce the new Stripe Channel for Numerous. This channel is just one of the new business channels we've recently added, allowing you to follow numbers for both work and play.

What is Stripe?

Stripe is a popular payment processor that allows companies to easily charge for their products and services. In doing so, Stripe allows businesses to grow quickly without having to setup complex payment infrastructure.

Adding your Stripe numbers to Numerous

To get started, just open Numerous, tap +, and select the Stripe channel. Once you've signed in, you’ll have access to:

  • Total Active Customers
  • Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR)
  • Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
  • Annual Run Rate

like so:

We've started with these core numbers and plan to add other insights from Stripe over time. If there is a particular Stripe number you'd love to see, let us know so we can get it added.

Once you've added these numbers, they will stay up to date as your company grows!

Stay on top of your revenue

Do you want to know when you have a sudden surge in monthly recurring revenue? You can set up push notifications from within the Numerous app, or trigger an IFTTT action based on rules you define. Some examples include:

  • Receive a push notification from Numerous when your Monthly Recurring Revenue changes by more than 20%
  • Post to your team's Slack channel using IFTTT when Annual Run Rate exceeds $500,000.00
  • Receive a push notification when your colleague leaves a comment on Number of Active Customers

Safely share your Stripe numbers with colleagues

Want to invite your investors to view these numbers? Your CFO? Your Stripe numbers are private and you control who is able to view them. Open the number you want to share, tap the Privacy setting, and add the person you'd like to grant access to that number. Then she can set up her own notifications.

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The Insane New Numerous Channel for IFTTT

We’re huge fans of IFTTT and have had a basic integration with them since day one—but until now it’s been pretty limited. Basically you could create a recipe that said “if something happens, then increment or update a number in Numerous”. Nice. Not thrilling, but nice. That just changed in a huge way.

The New Numerous Channel for IFTTT

We’ve just launched a massive update to the Numerous Channel for IFTTT, enabling a two-way, real-time bridge between their world of events and our world of numbers. What that means is that every app, device, and service that connects to Numerous now connects to IFTTT.

Numerous brings Apple Health, Tesla, SpaceX, and Google Analytics, Sheets, and Calendar into the IFTTT world. Numbers from all of those things and dozens more—including the seven new channels we launched last week—can trigger recipes. Plus, we've created Triggers for Numerous event countdowns so you can fire off a recipe before, at, or after a specified event. Crazy.

“OK, neat. But what does that mean to me?” you ask. Well, here are just a few examples of recipes you can now build:

Recipes for Your Personal Life

IFTTT Recipe: If my heart rate goes above 180, send an SMS to my wife. connects numerous to sms

IFTTT Recipe: If our fundraiser passes $10,000, post an announcement to Facebook connects numerous to facebook

IFTTT Recipe:  If the battery charge on my Tesla Model S goes below 25%, turn the lights in my garage red connects numerous to philips-hue

IFTTT Recipe: 10 minutes before the next SpaceX launch, post a message to Slack. connects numerous to slack

Recipes for Your Work Life

IFTTT Recipe: If it’s been more than a day since we tweeted from our company account, email the Marketing dept connects numerous to gmail

IFTTT Recipe: If our Visitors Today from Google Analytics goes above 10,000, post a message to Slack connects numerous to slack

IFTTT Recipe: 60 days before our fume date, email our investors   connects numerous to gmail

IFTTT Recipe: If MTD Sales from Salesforce goes above $1m, then post a message to Slack connects numerous to slack

IFTTT Recipe: If MRR from Stripe changes, then record it in a Google Sheets spreadsheet connects numerous to google-drive

Recipes for... Everything

We could go on forever but you get the idea. Worlds have collided, creating endless possibilities.

We're incredibly excited and can't wait to see what you build. Check out the Numerous Channel for IFTTT (paying particular attention to the new Triggers) and let us know what you come up with.

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Today’s Big Announcements

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Buckle up, because we have a ridiculous amount of stuff to announce today: new iOS and Android apps, new channels, a new developer platform, and a deep new integration with IFTTT. (Plus, a new logo!) But before I dive in and show you all the new stuff, let me take a step back and put all of this in context.

John and I founded Numerous in November 2013 with a vision of an end-to-end service that would connect people to the numbers that permeate their lives and put those numbers to work. We wanted it to connect to everything, remove all the context-switching, overhead, and cruft, and make your most important data available at a glance. That’s a pretty ambitious idea, and one includes a lot of moving pieces. Today after more than eighteen months of building, that idea becomes reality. If you can’t tell, we’re pretty stoked.

Numerous isn’t an just app, it’s a service—it's comprised of a backend built to scale to millions of users and billions of numbers, a set of mobile apps to make those numbers accessible to those users, a collection of channels to connect to existing apps, devices, and services, and a developer platform to allow third parties to customize and extend the whole thing without limit. And every one of those pieces is new today.

New Mobile Apps

Let’s start with the mobile apps. Numerous for iOS has a beautiful new look, first evident when signing in. We’ve emphasized iCloud signin since it’s the easiest and most private, but have kept Twitter, Facebook, and Google as options.

We’ve also reworked the entire onboarding experience for new users.

Finally, we’ve redesigned the channel chooser to be bigger, brighter, and able to accommodate our fast-growing selection of channels.

Of course, the app is still native on iPad as well, and an Apple Watch app is included.

Today we’re also launching Numerous for Android with the same visual improvements as the iOS app. Android users have been waiting patiently (ha!) for Numerous and today we’re very happy to finally deliver.

New Channels

But having apps that everyone can use is not enough—we also need to connect people to the numbers they care most about. Toward that end, Numerous includes built-in connections or channels to make connections with devices like Fitbit, Nest, and Tesla, apps like Google Analytics, Google Sheets, and Google Calendar, and services like Strava, Weather Underground, and Twitter.

In the past we’ve added one or two channels at a time. Well today we’re adding seven, with a focus on business applications:

Salesforce: Stay on top of your business’ most important numbers from Salesforce. Looking to follow sales, customers, leads, or opportunity numbers? Simply create a report in Salesforce and Numerous will pull out the important numbers for your personal dashboard.

Stripe: Get insight into your Stripe transactions. Available numbers include Number of Active Customers, Monthly Recurring Revenue, Average Revenue Per User, and Annual Run Rate.

Coinbase: Get the current Bitcoin spot price in US Dollars according to Coinbase.

Facebook Pages: Follow your Facebook Page numbers. Available numbers include: Page Likes, Visits to Location, Check Ins, and Number of People Talking About your Page.

Facebook: Get social with Facebook and Numerous. Available numbers include Number of Friends. Coming soon: Event countdowns.

Misfit: Follow important numbers from your Misfit gear. Available numbers include daily summaries of: Steps, Distance, Calories, and Points.

Piggy Bank: Easily create allowances for your children to help teach your kids to be smart with money. Automatically add allowance amount by week or month and set an optional interest rate to reward saving. Share the ability to update balances with your significant other. Allow your child to view her balance and changes over time.

New Developer Platform

With these additions, Numerous now has dozens of built-in channels. But no matter how quickly we crank them out, there will always be a need for more. So today we’re launching the new Numerous Developer Program including both the Channels API, which allows third-party developers to create their own channels, and the Metrics API, which makes it easy to create and update individual numbers with simple scripts.

The first third-party channel, Exchange Rates, is already live—and more are in development.

New IFTTT Triggers

Finally, our vision for Numerous is not only to connect people to their numbers but also to put those numbers to work. So we’ve developed a deep new integration with IFTTT. Numerous—and all of the sources of numbers it connects to, including the channel we’re launching today—can now act as both the “this” and “that” in “if this then that”. (Technically, the Numerous IFTTT Channel now includes both Triggers and Actions.)

For the first time you can create IFTTT recipes like these:

  • If MTD Bookings from Salesforce goes above $1m, then post a message to Slack
  • If MRR from Stripe changes, then record it in a Google Sheets spreadsheet
  • If my Tesla's battery charge goes below 25%, then turn the lights in my garage red
  • If my Apple Watch heart rate goes above 180, then send an SMS to my wife
  • If our server load goes above 80%, then call me
  • If it’s been more than a day since we tweeted, email the Marketing department
  • If it’s 60 days until our fume date, then email our investors
  • If it’s 10 minutes until the Next SpaceX Launch, then tweet about it

With the new Numerous IFTTT Channel, we’re connecting their universe of events to our universe of numbers. Together, Numerous and IFTTT are like peanut butter and chocolate. Mmm.


Man, it feels I’ve been writing this post forever—thanks for sticking with me to the end! Of course there are a million details I don't have time (or endurance) to cover here, so we’ll be writing a series of posts in the coming days to delve further into all the new stuff and examples of how people are using it to make their lives better.

If you have a story you’d like to share with us, please get in touch. And as always, if you run into any problems or have any questions, please email us at or contact us on Twitter at @NumerousApp.


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Disney World Ride Wait Times

Thanks to Ed Troiana, you can now use Numerous to see current wait times for rides at Disney World. This weekend he created a set of 29 numbers, each of which tracks the wait time of a different ride. Never again will you wonder where the shortest line is.

One of the most rewarding parts of creating a new tool is seeing people use it in ways you never imagined. We’re delighted to see this kind of innovation on top of Numerous.

Your Most Important Twitter Numbers at a Glance

We’re super-excited to announce the new Twitter Channel for Numerous, available now for iOS, Android, and Apple Watch! The new channel adds even more numbers for social media management and analytics so you can monitor your social network metrics at a glance.

To get started, just open Numerous, tap [+], and select the Twitter channel. (Or you can click here.) Once you've signed in, you’ll have access to:

  • Number of people following you
  • Number of people you are following
  • Number of tweets
  • Number of public lists that you are listed in
  • Time since last tweet

The last one, Time since last tweet is particularly interesting if you’re responsible for your company’s social media presence. Posting new content allows you to improve your impressions and engagement over time. Set a notification for “1 day after” your last tweet and you’ll get an alert to help you make sure your profile never gets stale.

All of these numbers are available for any public Twitter account as well as your own. Feel free to follow me if you want to chat about numbers!

We have more social media management channels in the works including Facebook Page Manager and Buffer. If there’s a channel you'd like to see added, let us know!

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Create a Countdown for Any Google Calendar Event

I hate calendars. They stress me out. All they do is show me all the interruptions messing up my day, my week, my life. Important events get lost in the clutter. When I look at my calendar it’s like looking at a bucket full of broken glass. So we decided to do something about it.

I wanted something simple. Just tell me how much time I have until a certain event, or until the next event on my calendar.

That’s exactly what we built with the Google Calendar channel for Numerous. It is so cool.

In Numerous, just tap "+", choose the Google Calendar channel, and sign in with your Google account. You can choose to count down to a specific event or to the next event in a calendar. Then just choose which calendar, and if appropriate, which event.

Boom. Done.

Now you don’t need to know what day it is, what time it is, what timezone you’re in, or even when your event is. You’ll just have a simple countdown. You can share it publicly or privately, embed it in your web site (like I’ve done here), comment on it, and set notifications on it.

Sure, I still use calendars. But the Google Calendar channel for Numerous gives me a whole new way to look at time. And I like it. A lot.

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Google Analytics in Your Pocket and on your Wrist

Do you love Google Analytics? So do we and thanks to Google, it has become the gold standard for web traffic monitoring. It was also one of the first channels we knew we wanted to build for Numerous.

With the Google Analytics Channel for Numerous, you can keep track of multiple Google Analytics accounts and properties, all right within the Numerous mobile apps for iOS and Android. This allows you to keep tabs on pageviews, visitor counts, sessions and new visitors for the current day or last 30 days. This is especially useful if you find yourself trying to monitor multiple websites.

Sharing & Collaboration

With Numerous, sharing and collaboration are available right out of the box. Numerous syncs with your Google Analytics data every hour so you can share those crucial numbers with your team or a specific client and discuss changes over time. This type of collaboration allows you to discuss spikes or new trends in web traffic and correlate them to your marketing efforts like online ads, content marketing or social media campaigns.

Getting Started with Google Analytics for Numerous

Launch the Google Analytics channel in Numerous, sign in with your Google account, and you'll have access to your most important numbers from Google Analytics on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android.

Add numbers from other Numerous channels like Twitter and Instagram and you will have a personal dashboard of your marketing & social media efforts in your pocket.

New Business Channels Coming to Numerous

We're hard at work on even more business-focused channels, including Stripe, Quickbooks Online and, so be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop!

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The Currency Exchange Rates Channel for Numerous

Today we’re happy to announce the Exchange Rates channel for Numerous. If you travel often, buy or sell to foreign markets, or just like to keep tabs on the Euro, British Pound, or Kenyan Shilling, then this new channel developed jointly with our friends at Limited Securities is for you.

Numerous Currencies

There are more than 150 currencies to choose from, used in more than 200 countries around the globe. Each exchange rate is updated automatically every 15 minutes using the latest market rate. You can even track rates for precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum.

The Exchange Rates channel for Numerous is the best way to track currencies on iOS, Apple Watch, and Android. Check it out!

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Apple Watch: The Missing Google Apps

Two weeks ago I wrote about some big tech companies conspicuously absent from the Apple Watch ecosystem and how Numerous fills the void. But I left off the biggest of the big: Google. So where are Google Analytics, Google Calendar, and Google Sheets for Apple Watch? In Numerous, of course.

Google Analytics on Numerous Google Calendar on Numerous Google Sheets on Numerous

Just use the respective channels in the Numerous app, sign in with your Google account, and you'll have access to your most important numbers from Google apps available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. (Plus, channel support for Numerous for Android will be available very soon.)

We'll be going into more detail on each of these in future blog posts, but here's a taste of what you can do with the Google apps channels:

  • Track the number of visitors to your site or blog with Google Analytics
  • Count down to a specific event or whatever the next event is from Google Calendar
  • Monitor, graph, and get alerts on any cell in a Google Sheets document

Personally, I use these channels to stay up to date on our company metrics like Cash, Burn, and Fume Date (which is calculated automatically from the first two), plus the most important events in my life like my wife's birthday and my travel schedule. I also keep an eye on the traffic to our web site without having to dive into the full-on Google Analytics app unless I need to.

The Google Analytics, Google Calendar, and Google Sheets channels are available now for free as part of Numerous. And we're hard at work on even more channels—including—so stay tuned.

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Apple Watch: The Missing Apps

According to WatchAware, there are currently more than 3,000 apps available for Apple Watch—and counting. But some of the most recognizable names in tech are missing.

Where are the apps from Nest, Fitbit, and Tesla? For one reason or another they don't exist. But not to fear! If you're a Fitbit wearer, a Tesla driver, or a Nest customer, Numerous has got you covered.

Nest on Numerous Fitbit on Numerous Tesla on Numerous

To get these on Apple Watch, just create numbers from their respective channels in Numerous for iOS, then add them to Apple Watch in Settings › Apple Watch. Here you can also choose which one to set as your Glance.

Highlighted Numerous channels Numerous Apple Watch settings

If you have any questions or run into any problems, please contact us at And watch for more Numerous channels coming soon! (Get it? Watch? Ah, never mind.)

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