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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!
TinyGrab Project Manager.
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