Friday, 25 May 2007

Search now available for EyeMags

We now have nearly 1300 different EyeMags available for download and search is long overdue.

Search of the title has been added, so you can find the EyeMag you want quickly and easily.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

EyeMag Preview Widget now available

You can now preview all the slides in your EyeMag on both Phone and PC. On the PC we emulate the real phone experience using a phone "widget" which allows us to replicate a real phone within the browser.

On the phone before downloading you can see what the EyeMag really looks like within the phone browser too. This now means you now can ensure you only download the best EyeMags to your phone. This facility has been there for nearly 2 weeks now and we had been told it would reduce the number of downloads. The reality it increased the downloads because we made the experience better and in addition we've had 100K page views of the preview site.

As far as EyeMags downloads are concernedwe've now surpassed 900K downloads and looking forward to getting to a Million next week.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

700K downloads and 1000 EyeMags created

So we're just over two months old and we've had 700K downloads growing at a rate of 20% per week.

On the EyeMags creation front we have had nearly different 400 people create over 1000 different EyeMags. Generally we get 7 new EyeMags every day.

The latest functionality to be added at the beginning of the week was Mobile preview of any EyeMag. Now before you download your EyeMag you can preview it in the phone's browser - this is to help you decide which are the best ones to download. We try to make the preview user experience as near to the application user experience as possible, by sizing the pictures for the phone screen size, but obviously the fast response and usability is far better in the application itself. Some people told us it would result in fewer actual downloads, but the reality is it has made no difference and in addition we're getting 6K page views per day of the preview site.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

EyeMags goes Truely Global

From the start (9 weeks ago and more than 1/2 million downloads later) we've always had a Global audience. We decided to better cater for our international presence for adding the following new features:

  • The above map shows where people are publishing EyeMags. Clicking on the markers shows the top 10 EyeMags from each country. Currently there are 43 countries represented.
  • EyeMags web-site can now display in your local language. If you live in Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Portugal, Korea or Japan you should see EyeMags in your language (if you enter from the home page). Let us know if its working for you and whether or not Google Translate is doing a good enough job!!