One of the craziest things to surface from our beta program has been the incredible interest in the Xobni Rankings. Xobni Insight assigns a number to each of your contacts based on the amount of mail traffic that you send and receive from them and the ratio of incoming and outgoing messages. Fred Wilson has totally enjoyed Xobni Rankings. I’ve heard of at least 5 offices that are playing the “Who’s your number one?” game!
We also didn’t realize how much a company must change to support lots of users. Addressing support and feedback emails has become a top priority in our company and a major time sink. Luckily we now have a few people and the right technology to assure that user support issues are addressed in a timely fashion and user feedback is put into our feature request system. Having this valuable data helps us prioritize our development efforts as we continue to iterate and improve Xobni Insight. Thank you for your feedback, beta users!
Our team took last weekend off, which is a rarity for us. It was well deserved following the hard work it took to push out the beta for TechCrunch40.
We try to respond to beta feedback emails quickly, but over the weekend we realized that we were getting behind. Today the whole team hunkered down in our conference room for 3 hours and processed over 300 support and feedback emails. Usually we are all working in our own domains for most of the day; it was really fun to have everyone together for a few hours working together. Yay team!
From left to right: Bryan, Adam,Tim, Gabor, La Donna, Greg, Matt (cameraman- not shown)