Archive for September, 2010

September 14th, 2010
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TinyGrab 2.0 Launch Party @ Drop East

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TinyGrab 2.0 is coming. And to commemorate this new stage in social screenshot sharing, we at TinyGrab want to invite you to our 2.0 Launch Party!

On Friday 29th October in London, we are coming together to celebrate the culmination of months of effort from everyone on the TinyGrab team. From just £11, you can be there with us. So, what have we got for you?

  • Entry to a Central London venue
  • Two great bands and a DJ, for a fun-packed evening
  • FREE FOOD!
  • Freebies from TinyGrab
  • The chance to meet all the team!

Enticed you yet? If not, how about if we tell you that the price of the ticket includes… a year’s Pro licence for TinyGrab 2.0! So your £11 not only gets you a great night out – you also save £10 on a TinyGrab licence, and become one of the first people to experience the future of social screenshot sharing.

BUT be quick. Tickets are only £11 until September 30th, after which they will be £15. So, if you don’t want to miss out on a great evening out with TinyGrab, as well as a FREE Pro licence for a year, get your ticket now! – http://tinygrab.eventbrite.com

Further details will follow, but the Launch Party will be held at Drop East, a fantastic newly-refurbished venue in Shoreditch, Central London – just a short walk from Liverpool Street or Aldgate East stations. As mentioned above, food will be provided – and the venue is fully licensed so everyone can have a great evening! As a result, the event is for over-18s only, unless special arrangements can be made with either myself or Chris Leydon before hand; please do let us know if you’re 18 and want to come.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Nick Cooper
TinyGrab Partner

September 6th, 2010
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TinyGrab 2.0 Beta

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We’ve been very quiet at TinyGrab over the summer. To some it may seem as though we’ve thrown in the towel and given up. It’s time to dispel these rumours. It’s time to show you what we’ve been up to. It’s time to launch the TinyGrab 2.0 beta!

TinyGrab 2.0 was originally announced in April this year – we were aiming to have launched the new service by late June / early July, but unfortunately this didn’t come to fruition. There are a number of reasons why our 2.0 launch has been delayed: we’ve had a mass team shakeup and we’ve completely rewritten the entire TinyGrab system from the ground up. TinyGrab v1, to put it simply, just can’t scale. All of the issues that currently affect TinyGrab arise because the original TinyGrab system was built to cope with around 3,000 users. When we launched TinyGrab in July 2009 we had no idea the amount of critical success that we’d have. TinyGrab 2.0 has been written with scalability in mind. We can quickly add new features to the new system without having to break it, or take it offline, every few weeks or so. TinyGrab 2.0 is the system that we envisioned right from the start.

Our web service isn’t the only part which has undergone a rewrite – so have our desktop apps. In terms of UX there have been so many changes since we last updated our apps. New apps are coming out regularly, apps which change the game space in terms of UX; we’ve had to take account of this and build these changes into our own apps. Every single user request for TinyGrab has been listened to, weighed up and we’re proud to say you’ll find most of them in the new system.

Today we’re launching the TinyGrab 2.0 beta. TinyGrab v1 was all about simple screenshot sharing; TinyGrab 2.0 is social screenshot sharing. We’re looking for the best beta testers out there – we don’t want those who are going to use it once or twice, we need passionate people who can provide us with helpful feedback. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the TinyGrab 2.0 beta team sign up for an invite over at http://tinygrab.com/beta – if we think you’ve got what it takes to handle the next generation of screenshot sharing, we’ll shoot you an invite to our super secret beta.

The system is still buggy in places, so we’re starting out with a very small testing team. Don’t be offended if you don’t get an invite right away – we just want to make sure that everything works.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sending out beta invites to those who signup to the TinyGrab 2.0 beta list, as well as revealing new features, giving video guides and announcing pricing plans / changes. It’s going to be an exciting month for TinyGrab!

Chris Leydon
TinyGrab Project Manager.