Posted by Kris | Posted in Product News | Posted on 20-09-2012 |
Facebook World Hack – Bangalore 17 Sep 2012
Facebook World Hack, that exciting marathon of coding events conducted by Facebook, was in India this week. And guess who partnered with them for the prizes? Yes! Recommend.ly sponsored the event in Bangalore along with Nokia.
Raj DSouza, CTO
Raj DSouza, our CTO, donned a cool jacket and a striking Recommend.ly T-Shirt to make his presence felt at the event. The day long event saw enthusiastic programmers (upwards of the hundred mark) vying for the attractive prizes that Facebook, Recommend.ly and Nokia were giving away. Speaking at the event, Raj introduced Recommend.ly to the crowd and wished everyone best of luck for the competition ahead. He also briefly took part in the competition.
The contestants brought wide variety to the event and the winners were Code Feed (Open Graph), All for One (Mobile), Jigsaw (Games) and 22 feet (Overall). The Judges’ picks were Social Matrimony and Socialize All the Websites. The happy winners walked away with a cool iPad, 1 TB hard drive and lots of 16 GB pen drives that Recommend.ly sponsored!
Speakers at the event:
Bear Douglas of Facebook, Speaker and MC at the event
‘Naill’ from Facebook, Speaker at the event
The happy winners of Recommend.ly’s prizes!
iPad winning team
1 TB Hard drive winners
Happy faces, all around!
After a long and fruitful toil, we have Recommend.ly Beta 3.0 ready for launch!
We’re considerably excited with version of Beta. There is a incremental value in this version to the functioning of Recommend.ly and we believe that the service is now able to make a significant difference to Page owners on Facebook.
Recommend.ly Beta 3.0 – what’s new?
- The speed and reliability of Recommend.ly are now vastly improved, thanks to a server upgrade we made recently.
- We also added new features requested by users such as you, in the Beta 3.0 version. Significant among them is the consolidated email for multiple pages. We also now allow editing your email ID and time of delivery
- Conversation Score is the biggest addition to Recommend.ly in this version. We launched the alpha version of CScore recently, to tremendous response from Page owners and experts
- Recommend.ly is also in sync with most of the changes in Facebook introduced since the last upgrade
- We’ve added a Free preview section to Recommend.ly now, and you can view a small part of the report for free for any Page you own
A lot of awesome features are under development too, including a mobile application for Recommend.ly
With these updates, we believe that Recommend.ly is now ready to become a paid service. The user survey we have undertaken recently has also given as the confidence that users find the service useful enough to pay for it. An overwhelming 80% of the users have also indicated that they will recommend this service to people they know! That’s really heartening to know. We also cut our price from $29.95 to $9.95 based on user feedback. We plan to add cooler features to the service that can really change the game (yes, we have a few up the sleeve!) soon.
For our existing users, we have extended a 30 day Free usage period, as a token of appreciation. So, if you are an early user, you get to use the service uninterrupted until October 5th, 2012. Thereafter, we’d very much appreciate if you sign up for the paid subscriptions. From time to time, we also plan to roll out coupons in exchange for referrals to reward our loyal users.
View this link for detailed Q & A about the pricing or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will like Recommend.ly Beta 3.0!! Keep the feedback flowing in, and if you like Recommend.ly don’t forget to spread the good word!