Embiggening the Toad

Hoptoad’s growing up

It’s been over two years since Hoptoad first splashed into our Basecamp project list, and now there are people all over the world reclaiming their inbox and tracking their app errors with us. Here’s a snip from our analytics:


The sun never sets on Atticus’ watch!

To celebrate, we’re offering a new, larger plan: “Bossfrog”

During these two years, we’ve been busy growing as a company, and we know that you have been, too. Congratulations! More and more often, we’re getting support requests asking for larger plans, with more users and more projects.

To support your growth, we’re pleased to offer a new larger plan on Hoptoad: the Bossfrog. We’d like to extend a tip of the hat to our friends at TWG for Atticus’ newest wardrobe addition.


Bossfrog gives you double the projects and double the users, with all the same great Toad taste (and features) of our previously largest plan. As always, you can take it for a spin free for a month. If you really need a lot of the Toad, there is a “Hoptoad behind your firewall” option, where you can run Hoptoad to your heart’s desire in your own data center.

And we measured the Toad

When I was growing up, there was an area on the kitchen wall that was dotted with small graphite tick marks, and my family members’ names penciled in. My brother and I would often check (and re-check) our height through the years of our youth, arguing over the thickness of our socks and heights of our haircuts, eagerly awaiting the day our tickmarks would surpass those of our parents.

We want to remember and cherish these years in Atticus’ life too, so we’ve taken a few rough measurements to share with you and record for posterity. I’ve also included some reference samples, to help you anchor these numbers against more concrete and familiar things.

Number of smokes in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: 10,000
Number of projects using Hoptoad: 10,000
Number of daily calories in the Michael Phelps Diet: 12,000
Number of British pounds required to purchase a chocolate Ferrari F2008: 12,000
Number of people using Hoptoad: 12,000
Number of matches in Michael Williams’ 10-year London’s Tower Bridge replica: 1.6million
Number of individuals’ names blasted off to the moon via NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in June 2009: 1.6million
Number of acres set aside in 27 California counties as frog habitat: 1.6million
Number of unique, different errors caught by Hoptoad: 1.6million
Number of Chinese yuan invested to build a new Hamburger University in Shanghai: 250million
Number of years before the earth is reconfigured into supercontinent “Pangaea Ultima”: 250million
Number of individual errors sent to Hoptoad, to date: 250million

We’re pleased as punch to see Hoptoad continue to grow, and are incredibly thankful for you, our customers, who have helped us grow, improve, and shape the direction of Hoptoad. Please continue to let us know how you’re using Hoptoad, what you’d like to see us change, and what we can do to serve you better. Ride the Toad!

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