Archive for October, 2009
Today, our technical team and Q42 have released the first testing version of the new and improved Symbaloo! All major functionalities have been implemented succesfully and the content database has been uploaded. This is not only an important moment for our development teams but also for the marketing and content teams as we can finally experience all aspects of the new version integrally. And the site feels great! It runs very, very smooth and is great fun to play around with. Adding and sharing content has become easier then ever before.
In the upcoming period our development people will implement a list of additional, smaller requirements ranging from usability to visual improvements. I’m sure we’ll constantly see new things that we want to improve upon. There’s also a lot of work to do in preparing FAQ’s, help lists etc. The new version contains a help functionality and we’re also developing a new forum to serve users and business partners better then ever before.
So, there’s still plenty of work to do but we achieved another important step. In the coming weeks we’ll start a private invite in the US and The Netherlands to learn what others think of the new release. Stay tuned !
Time flies when you’re having fun, so they say. And to be honest some things are great indeed, others are just work. Klaas is spending a lot of time with legal people to ensure that everything we do is well validated. Meanwhile the US Team (based in Orange County CA) is doing a great job on content and setting up business partnerships. In order to boost progress we’ve sent Sander, our Dutch Business Development Manager, over to CA. Sander enjoys working with the US team a lot and is very impressed how quickly things are going. His main focus for the upcoming period is the development of hundreds of webmixes. A webmix is a page filled with tiles around a certain topic made by an expert. We already have some great ones about things like music, sports, health etc, etc…