Hi folks! :)
On March 31, 2009 we opened up release 1.0 of our site to the world wide web. It was surely a proud moment for all of us at SmartCrowds who worked so hard towards it. If you haven't already, I urge you to check it out. Don't forget to leave the feedback at the bottom of the page in the feedback form.
OK, What are we all about you ask? Most communication today associated with brands and consumers is one - way. Brands blast the airwaves with commercials and adverts. The consumer has rants which he blogs about or posts on different fora. How do we close the loop? How we do we make the communication more interactive? BrandAdda is our answer to this problem. Here you can air your views regarding what you love/hate about something and the brand reps will listen to you.. and respond! You are absolutely nuts about Apple's 1984 Mac commercial? Post a youtube link and let the world know. Wanna hear what the twitter world is talking about Apple? Hear Hear.. There are lots of things you can do on BrandAdda. We genuinely hope that this will address the big gap between customers and companies today.
This release brings a lot of changes to the UI. Some features were taken out that seemed to be unused or confusing to the users. We added some features to make the whole experience much better for the user. Visually, I believe the site to be much more appealing than it was before.
For me personally this release meant some long nights and weekends I was working while my friends were enjoying themselves. But I feel happy I made those sacrifices, because the end product is so awesome that it really makes me proud. I personally believe we've now got a product that can really take off. What it needs is for the people out there to know about it. Would appreciate it if you can help the word spread. If you are a registered user at BrandAdda you can invite your friends by email and get extra points for it :)
Inspite of all the effort we put in, there might still be bugs and issues. Sorry for that. Please help us by reporting them on the feedback form at the bottom of the page.
Well.. there goes the baby into the big bad world. Let's see how she does :)
ps : The opinions here are my own. They have nothing to do with the company.