Brace yourself Sheila, Kindo is on TechCrunch

by oneafrikan on February 7, 2008

This morning we all got into the office and started the day as usual. Get in around 9, get the day started with review of actions (sharpen the saw) and meetings that need to happen, then the daily SCRUM (yesterday, today), then get to it… We knew there was an important press release going out today, but we didn’t know what was going to happen or how it would be reacted to.

Then in the space of a few minutes we’re on the front page of TechCrunch UK, US and France.

We’ve followed a deliberate and intentional strategy (which is obvious by us having 14 languages) of going local fast, which is also reflected in the many blog posts from Kindo friends around the world, so I guess I’m trying to say that whilst we’re not officially an English site (English is not the language with the most users for us), it sure feels good to get that kind of brute force exposure to tech people all over the world. You just have to look at the number of RSS readers that TechCrunch US has (659K), then add UK and FR, to wonder whether our servers will melt today… ;-)

On another note, Nils has written a really good post (IMHO) about where we are now, which I’m not going to try and re-produce in tone, but I will say that I’m going to do my best to make sure that when we’re a teenager we’re going to rock ;-)

Anyways, more soon – some factoids for you that might be relevant:

  • Built with Segaull php framework, flash, jQuery and MySQL
  • Been live for 15 weeks
  • Languages include Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Russian
  • Users in around 150 countries


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