It would seem that our little project is generating a fair amount of interest (weâ€™ve had more than 200 people sign up to beta test an entirely vague product!) despite a paucity of details.
We are decidedly not in â€œstealth modeâ€?â€”itâ€™s just that we arenâ€™t quite finished with the product and want to get valid feedback from the get go. I thought I would try to explain a little bit more about what we are trying to do.
First, we think (apologies Redmond) that Outlook is bloated and lame. We are also not fans of porting the Outlook paradigm to AJAX. In setting out to design this product, we wanted to recreate (as best we could) the action of writing down an event on a monthly calendar stuck to the refrigerator.
If we are able to pull that off, then we hope that our new product will allow you to open a browser and easily know what you are doing and what your friends/family are doingâ€”a social network centered on an actual application (how refreshing!)
If we err, it will be on the side of simplicity.
The good news is that we will be working through the holidays. A further update here.