A few weeks back I asked some of you to participate in a quick survey, which would help me identify the different things you value or dislike in Beta Labs. I promised I would later come back with a more proper user satisfaction survey, and here it is!
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Ladies and gents, we are proud to present you the new, community-driven Beta Labs website - take a look around!!
We are doing maintenance for the blog and therefore, commenting will be suspended today from 9am EET forward (until we are ready, and we don't know when exactly - it might take the whole day even). Sorry for the inconvenience!
We have to do some real tough decisions regarding the new website and we want you to help. So if you are interested in participating, join our chat session on Thursday September 25th, 5pm EEST (Eastern European Summer Time). Correct me if I'm wrong with these, but for a couple locations around the world this would mean the following times:
- 7am San Francisco
- 9am 10am New York
- 7:30pm Delhi
- 12am (midnight!) Sydney
We are currently developing a new website for Beta Labs, hopefully to be deployed in early November or so. Don't worry, you can have your say before that - we'll share the concept and draft layout for your comments soon.
We are currently planning a serious upgrade for Beta Labs website, to make it more engaging for the user community (= you), and to increase the quantity and quality of feedback for us (= Nokia). As our initiative keeps growing, there is a lot work to be done in both of these areas.
What do you think we should do next?
- Keeping what works: what do you like about our current approach, what should we keep?
As you might have noticed, we have set up a new section called Nokia Beta Labs Archive:
Quite a many of you have asked us to indicate the technical maturity of the apps and services available here at Beta Labs. We liked the idea. When people have the right expectation level, everybody wins:
- diehard-users can play around with early releases
- others can wait until the app is "mature enough"
- feedback becomes much more constructive
Here's the technical maturity scale we came up with:
Quite a many of you have asked me to show some numbers and trends about Beta Labs. Here you go...
Most popular applications of 2007: (measured by traffic & downloads)