It all starts with our users, our Community. We listen intensely, create with quality, and iterate with them. The result is a service that is custom made for our users.
We are very excited about the new messaging service.
Here's a little back story:
I first created a simple online messaging tool back in 2004. It was text only (no images), there was no guarantee of delivery, and you had to know the wireless carrier of the person you wanted send the message to.
After about 6 weeks, people were sending a few messages every day. I built it on my own time, and it was free to use. It helped a lot of people in just a few short years, sending over half a million messages.
Of course, the nefarious spammers came out in full force, and people started receiving unwanted messages. That did not sit well with me, so we shut it down. But I'm a bit of a tech geek, and I could not just leave it be.
I would build it better. It needed to guarantee message delivery. It needed to authenticate users, so those spammers would not get to spoil the fun. And of course, it need to be nothing less then a great experience for the end user.
Now, after many months of hard work and a number of challenges, I'm so excited that it's here. Go try it out!