My Thanks to the Founding Users

When Tempo 2.0 was launched, the early adopters got 2 free years of Tempo Premium. I wrote the following note to them. It will be visible to all the founding users in v2.4.0 of Tempo. But I also wanted to express my gratitude more openly, so here’s a copy of it.

Dear Fellow Runner,

Did you know that you are one of the founding users of Tempo? Every runner, who originally paid to download v1.0 of Tempo from the App Store, is a Founding User. I wanted to take a moment and thank you.


Thank you for being a Founding User.

It’s been 3 years, and we have come a long way since the initial launch. Tempo's version 2 introduced pro features with premium subscription. Runners have loved pro features like route maps, simple graphs, tags, trends, and more.


Tempo v2.0 introduced pro features
with premium subscription.

Your patronage, as a founding user, was extremely motivating for me to keep working on Tempo. As a token of my gratitude, Tempo premium, with all the pro features, was free for you for the first 2 years, until August 15, 2019.


Tempo premium was free for you
for the first 2 years.

I hope you have found Tempo effective in your training journey so far, and will continue your support by subscribing to premium going forward. As you know, Tempo was built and has always focussed on the core principles of privacy and great design. We respect your privacy without any fine prints or caveats, and we sweat the details to create a simple and beautiful experience to visualize powerful insights to help us run better. I strongly believe that Tempo is the best value compared to any other running app out there today, but we are also not done yet, and making it better every day.


Goal is to be the best app for runners.

Finally, I wanted to share some personal, but relevant, recent news – I have officially switched to working on Tempo full-time. Over the past 3 years, Tempo has been work of passion that I have enjoyed deeply, both as a craft and as a way to build something for my fellow runners. It’s been a lot of late evenings and weekend hours, balancing with family and running. My goal for Tempo has always been to make it the best app for runners. And now I am dedicating my full energy to pursue that goal. Your premium subscription will further enable that pursuit for me, and more importantly for our running community!


Your premium subscription will enable
Tempo to be the best.

Thank you & Keep Running!