We seem to continually promise stuff here at MySoti HQ and then everything takes longer than expected. It’s our own fault, we should really announce stuff when it’s finished rather than getting all excited. But we can’t help it. Both Simon and I are so blimmin’ chuffed with what we’re managing to achieve with our website that we blabber like school kids every chance we get.
And now we actually get chance to show you the product of all of our hard work.
Today we can officially announce the launch of our Facebook Connect project.
If you’re a member of MySoti then over the next few days you’ll start to see a ‘Link Your Profile’ button appear within your Control Panel. What this will do is enable you to start publishing your interactions with MySoti.com into your Facebook Stream [Profile/Wall etc].
So if you’ve Designed, Commented upon or Voted on a product the magic of computer science will automatically tell all of your Facebook friends just what you’ve been doing.
Pretty cool eh?
This means that the job of ‘marketing’ your designs just got a whole lot more easier - and fun.
Check out for the rollout over the coming days.
Now, onto the next little development - stay tuned!
We know, we know… It’s been ages since we promised the launch of the new MySoti; but if you actually take a step back and see just how far this little old website (and our team of just 2 and a half people) have come since our launch in October 2008 then I hope you can forgive us taking a little longer to get things right?
So what has happened to MySoti - what makes this new update so special? Well, we’ve taken a big step forward with the design - or at least we think we have - but the main changes are to the speed of the back-end and to the experience of those of you who design and sell stuff with us every day.
We’ve taken a long look at the editing pages for sales and orders as well as tidied up the profile edit pages - and all with an eye on a new service we’re looking to launch for MySoti within the coming couple of months.
So it’s prettier and easier to use - but why all the fuss? As we’ve said - this really is a complete rebuild for us - and that allows us to extend MySoti and our offerings in all sorts of crazy (as in the genius kind) and new ways.
All being well, next week you’ll see the launch of Facebook Connect with the site - which means that not only can you log in using your Facebook account - but so can all of the millions of other people who aren’t members of MySoti yet; and if you link your account to MySoti then you’ll start automatically posting your MySoti updates to your walls for all of your friends to see. Which of course can’t harm your exposure and your potential to earn a little extra from the sales right?
AND this is just the very first release of the new code for us - and the really big news is the exciting new products we have coming up within the next week or so. Seriously, it’s only a couple of weeks away before we launch an amazing new product and a whole new line of *stuff* for you guys to get your designery teeth stuck into.
But we have to keep that under wraps for just a little while longer. Please let us know what you think of the new design though - we’d love to read your blog posts, hear your thoughts, reply to your mails…