It’s been a wonderful and wild week! We’ve gotten some great exposure from a number of blogs, and learned a ton from both commenters posting on those sites as well as feedback from the many signups we’ve had. I’m thrilled to say Cocoon has been well received and held up well to the crush of traffic with only a few minor glitches being reported.
Shortly after Lifehacker posted about our launching, we also had a great review from switched-downloadsquad, and some great links from The Awesomer and a few others. People all around the world have signed up to use Cocoon.
What have we learned?
We’ve confirmed there is a demand for the features Cocoon is offering. And, the people who are trying out Cocoon have been terrific – even when reporting a problem people have been very positive and even excited about the product (Feedback offers the option of including your emotional state).
We did learn about a few issues we hadn’t seen before. After a year in beta there were still a couple of add-on conflicts we had not experienced and there was an issue with custom font sizes a few people had set within Firefox that Cocoon didn’t retain. The developers were able to fix those issues, we’re testing them now and we’ll be pushing an update early this week.
In closing I want to say thank you to Lifehacker for helping us launch, and a special thank you to all the users who have signed up and are providing the feedback we need to grow and improve Cocoon. There are many new features and improvements coming – and if you’d like to be involved in testing them we’re looking for some advanced testers - let me know via kris(at)cocoonemail.com.