Welcome to the Spaaze Blog

Hi and welcome everybody to the new Spaaze Blog. Finally I've managed to set this up, and create a new channel for communication (besides our GetSatisfaction community and Twitter).

So for now I'll start with a short status update. We officially put Spaaze online in the middle of November, but it took until the end of December until it really started getting recognized. Since then we acquired more then 1500 users (sign ups not active users, I still haven't developed a statistics analysis tool). So until now I'm very happy with how it developed.

Regarding visible progress concerning features I can't promise too much. As it is I'm working on Spaaze mostly in my spare time. And unfortunately my comrade-in-arms, Enrico, vanished. So now I've to take care of all the publicity work (this blog, GetSatisfaction, mails, ...) as well. So there's not much time left for developing new features. Nevertheless I want to share my plans for the next features.

  • Create help / getting started pages
  • Enhance bookmarklet
  • Add image item
  • Enhance bookmark item
  • Add a trash bin

This are only 5 todos I've on the top of my list, which overall lists more than 50 todos and ideas. I can't give any time frame for when the above mentioned things will be done. The first point probably will be done rather quick, but really is required to help new users using Spaaze (and since Spaaze is such a young project all users are rather new). With enhancing the bookmarklet I mainly mean fixing bugs and removing incompatibilities. An image item really would be the biggest feature and would allow to use Spaaze as MoodBoard. But it requires a file upload infrastructure and will be a lot of work. With enhancing the bookmark item I want to integrate some of the Feedback on GetSatisfacton into the item. And a trash bin finally would be a safety net for accidentally deleted items. Although I probably will solve this with a trash board, which requires a full multi-board per user infrastructure.

As you see I've a lot planned. The only problem is (as practically always) time. Nevertheless, please feel free to participate and form a Spaaze community and let me know your thoughts.