Welcome to the Kindo Beta release!

by oneafrikan on September 7, 2007

This has been a long time coming, and it feels good to finally get there, albeit with a mountain still to climb!!!
Personal reflective blog post to follow soon…

A little while ago we released an Alpha to a small group of people, to gather valuable user feedback. Thanks to those great people, we’ve had our heads down improving Kindo, and as a result we’re releasing the Beta, and at the same time opening it up to a wider audience for more feedback.

We’ve made the following progress:

  1. Kindo is much faster now
  2. The Kindo tree is now much more stable and knowledgable
  3. You can invite family members to your tree
  4. Many more user interface improvements and enhancements
    • *Note: we’re continually adding more, so please tell us about things you think should work better or be more obvious.
  5. The internet is global now, so we’re releasing in 7 languages:
    • English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Afrikaans, Polish; with Russian, Turkish, Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic on the way.

Our mantra has become “Speed, Simple, Pleasure“, so in a nutshell that means we’re always trying to make Kindo faster for you, simpler, more intuitive and perhaps most importantly a pleasure to use.

Our new URL is http://beta.kindo.com/.

What can we do to make Kindo better?
If you dont like it – tell us why.
If you do like it – what are you missing?
Join the conversation on our blog, we’d love to hear your opinion.

Don’t worry – the same login details apply, and your data is all still there.

Have fun!


I wanted to test your beta but “The Kindo private beta is open to invitees only” halted me in my tracks. Would really, REALLY want to try it out, ;-)

by matome on September 12, 2007 at 6:40 am. Reply #

Hey matome

Please go to http://www.kindo.com and add your email address there.
I’ll get you onto the whitelist today / tomorrow.

We’re doing another deployment today, so things are looking good…
Please lemme know what you think! ;-)

Is your first langauge English? If not, we’re looking for people to help us translate Kindo into their mother tongue, and all help is appreciated – lemme know if you’re keen ;-)


by Gareth Knight on September 12, 2007 at 11:05 am. Reply #

I put my email down. My home language is Sepedi, which is one variation of the Sotho languages. Its spoken in the northern parts of South Africa, especially Limpopo province. I’m interested, it would be an interesting exercise. The reason I want to try this out is that I was recently at a family gathering and one of my cousins was breaking down to us all our history. My other cousin had a family tree building app that we proceeded to try out. It s the best I’ve had since. Just from the from page interface I can tell that this is bound to be a lot better than whats in my possession.

by matome on September 14, 2007 at 11:02 am. Reply #

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