Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Off to the races!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the nice people who wrote news about us on our launch day:
  • Michael Arrington at TechCrunch who broke the story this morning and was on the bleeding edge, downloading a still-buggy version (that crash is fixed by the way, thanks Mike for finding it) and getting the party started
  • Nick O'Neill at AllFacebook who followed up and gave us some great feature suggestions
  • Eric Eldon at VentureBeat who first covered our financing round way back when we were doing something else and has a very detailed analysis of our product. I promise the Mac version is coming soon, Eric
  • And last but definitely not least Megan McCarthy at Wired who wrote an amazingly accurate feature description story of our product.
Thank you all very very much!

Readers: if any of you wrote about us or know about other people who have, please let me know...

In other is spreading:


PStrohl said...

Downloaded the app this afternoon and really like the idea. Couple notes that I hope will help adoption:

1) I and some friends downloaded, but no notice showed in our News Feeds.

2) Would like an easy way to invite other/multiple friends to download.

Carmi said...

Congrats on the launch of your new app. I was wondering when someone would properly integrate multiple-IM client functionality into Facebook. Like peanut butter and chocolate, it seemed like an inevitable pairing.

Good on ya!

Yanda said...

@pstrohl: we just added a way to invite friends from the client. update to the latest version from our server and you should see a "click to invite" next to every friend who hasn't installed yet!

Yanda said...

@carmi: thanks!

PStrohl said...

@yanda: Thanks, just downloaded the new client and like the new invite feature! Would be helpful to have a checkbox list of all my friends so I can send invites to multiples at the same time (rather than 1 by 1). Possible?