First, let me introduce myself. My name is Brandon Cotter, and I am the CEO of Doublewide, the team that in May of this year purchased Blinksale from our friends at Firewheel Design (the founders of the site).
Blinksale has been providing simple, small business invoicing tools since 2005 and has tens of thousands of happy customers around the world. It is on this foundation that the Blinksale team began transforming the application into something bigger, bolder—into something that we believe will transform the way you think about managing your company’s finances.
So, first, what have we done since the acquisition?
- Upgraded the infrastructure, servers, and back-up mechanisms.
- Put in place a new, and dramatically improved issue management system (yes, we are big fans of FogBugz).
- Added free phone support.
- Added a new and improved customer support tracking system (also big fans of Zendesk).
- Kicked off an extensive planning and vision-setting process that will result in a slew of new things in 2010.
While we are pleased with what we have accomplished so far, we are more excited about what is ahead. We aren’t going to share the whole plan today, but we are going to start revealing a piece at a time, and we invite you to be an active participant in the process.
Each release, starting with the first major new build (slated for late January) will include:
- UX (interface changes that make Blinksale not just more functional—but also more fun)
- Bug Fixes (yes, always a few of these)
- Big & Expected (in-line with other similar online accounting apps)
- Big & Unexpected (we can’t wait to share more)
I can say that one of the first items in the “Big & Expected” category is time tracking. That, a bunch of fixes, some updated UX elements, and of course, something Big & Unexpected will all be a part of the first major new release next year.
So stay tuned. We will be sharing more in the coming weeks.
Ideas to share? Shoot em to me.
bc | 214-580-2008 | (my email is my initials at blinksale.com) | twitter: txbc