Archive for March, 2010
In this this post I’d like to share something with you, that we have been very active with lately: great webmixes made by experts or fans. For those of you, who don’t know where to find webmixes, the Symbaloo Gallery contains many interesting and useful webmixes about a great variety of topics. You can simply open the gallery, by clicking on the plus sign on top of the site.
Most of the webmixes that you’ll find in the gallery are made by Symbaloo users that are an expert or have passion for a certain topic. There are even companies and websites that have published their own webmix, and keep it up to date with the latest news and relevant links. This way they extend their services to their clients or employees.
Everyday we select a webmix that we think is fun or useful and award is as webmix of the day. We publish the link on our Twitter, Facebook, Hyves and other social network accounts. At the moment, we publish an American and Dutch webmix of the day. Below you can see two examples
Help us to find and publish great webmixes to help and inspire other Symbaloo users around the globe. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org what webmix you think should be awarded.
We had the feeling that we have been quiet for too long and would therefore like to update everyone on the status of the new release of Symbaloo. As we have said earlier on our blog, we had to postpone the launch because of some serious performance (speed and stability) issues that we experienced during the migration. Speed is key to enjoy your Symbaloo experience and we are therefore not willing to compromise on this. Nevertheless, this was obviously a great disappointment to many Symbaloo users and we do everything to make sure that you can rely on us as you are used to.
The basics are set and tested
In order to reduce the load of hundreds of thousands Symbaloo users trying to retrieve their personal data simultaneously, we have made changes to the technical architecture. All of these changes have been implemented and last week our development team in Delft have done some extensive performance testing in co-operation with two specialized companies in this field, CompuTest and TRUE. The performance testing results are positive and everything performed well which is obviously great news.
What’s up next?
The upcoming weeks we’ll be running user acceptance tests with Symbaloo users. We’d like to involve users to hear what you think and whether we meet the required standards. As soon as everything is set and works fine, we will invite a first user group on the new version and expand it slowly. Even though we start inviting users, bear in mind that the new version will never be ready because we will improve it constantly with new features and take the unlogical parts out.
What do I have to do?
For now we just ask for your patience. Please keep on following our blog for updates, you will be notified whenever you can start using the new version.