Wednesday 30 June 2010

Announcing 'Gigantic July'

Following on from the success of 'Monunental May', we are having a 'Gigantic July'. During 'Monumental May' we managed to double the amount of stuff on thingloop. Let's double it again during July!

Why not get involved in Gigantic July? Here's a few things you can do to help us spread the word that something as cool as thingloop is out there:
  • Add 10 new items - your friends are more likely to join you if you've got some stuff on the site
  • Invite 10 friends to join - if you haven't already invite your friends to join
  • Facebook wall updates  - you can switch these on, in your profile settings, which will help let your friends knows about thingloop
New Features
During July we will also be working on a number of new features. We've got some cool ideas that we think will improve thingloop, but we'd really like to known what you think.

If you've got any ideas, seen something that you think could be improved or is just plain broken, then why not let us know? You can comment here, use the feedback feature on the site, or get involved in the discussion we've started on our Facebook page.

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Help I need somebody ...

It's been a long time coming, but we've finally added some online help to thingloop.

The initial version is based on common questions you have asked us before. If you have a question which the help does not answer then let us know via the feedback tool, on the left of the site.

As usual, let us know what you think.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Connecting you with your friends

Our team is loving thingloop, in the past couple of weeks we've borrowed/lent a PS3 game, DVDs, books, some dresses, an airbed, a drill and a ladder!

But we're aware that a large number of our new users haven't managed to connect with many of their friends. This means that you're not yet enjoying any of the benefits of thingloop.

We are working hard on features to help you connect with your friends and get sharing. So we're really pleased to announce the release of our new email contact import feature (see the 'Friends' view). This enables you to retrieve your contacts from your email account and choose people to invite to join you on thingloop.

So why not give it a whirl, and let us know how you get on. Spread the word, and increase your loop.

Monumental May
So Monumental May was awesome, we saw a 1000% increase in the number of users, despite falling somewhat short of our £100k total of items.

We are expecting a large increase in the number of items on the site, as people begin connecting with more of their friends and have people to share with! Thanks for your patience and perseverance as we build critical mass.