Well, over 12 months ago I wrapped up the blog and I disappeared off to Silicon Valley. Famous last quotes…
“I’ll be following a less rigid schedule”
…should more appropriately have been written as “I’m going to drop this like a hot potato”.
But here I am, back again! It’s been a great 12+ months here at AVOS, I’ve learnt a lot, sometimes new things, sometimes reinforcing things I already knew.
Rather than bore you all with the ins and outs of everything I’ve worked on, I’ll hit the two highlights I’m proudest of.
- http://delicious.com – This is the site I wish Trunk.ly could have become. We always believed there was a better way to do bookmarking and the latest Delicious is hitting that vision hard. I’m bookmarking again! I had little to do with it in the last six months having moved on to Zeen, but I’m proud of what the team’s achieved. It’s a great product and honestly better than Trunk.ly was in so many ways. If you were a Trunk.ly fan, I really encourage you to check it out. There’s a really dedicated team of talented engineers working to make it great.
- http://zeen.com – OK, totally biased here in my current incarnation as Zeen product lead, but really Zeen is awesome on many different levels. While we don’t talk much externally about our vision, we’ve been extraordinarily open with the product – release early, release often is the mantra. Where we’ve evolved to in that process through looking at what people do with Zeen, where the roadblocks are and dog-fooding it ourselves in a big way is something I’m really proud of. We’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m excited about what we’re building and now, I’m ready to tell you all about it too!
At it’s core, Zeen is about sharing what matters. It’s trying to be the easiest way for you to collect and share rich content in collections in a way that’s easy and fun to consume. Look on the right and you’ll see my latest Zeen covers – just click to read.
Living in the US now, away from family in particular, Zeen has become my “go to” place when I want to share a collection of photos for example (like in this Hawaii Holiday Zeen).
With our Instagram connector, we’re already one of the easiest ways to collect and share photos that you love and we’re working to improve all the time.
So I’m still here, and working on a product I’m really proud of. I’m going to be using this blog as a platform for talking about the things I’m interested in, but also exploring the intersection between blogs and zeens. You’re coming along for the ride as a real time experiment!
It’s good to be back….