As seen in the Wild…

I have a long-held theory that you really don’t know what you’re making (and selling) until you release it into the wild.  Once you put it in the hands of potential customers, it’s going to mutate and grow in ways you didn’t necessarily expect.

Now that the Unifyr beta is underway, we’re starting to see early signs of that evolution and it’s interesting stuff. 

One area of strength of our "secret sauce" is its ability to generate and analyze meta-data.  And one example of that analysis is a feature that our beta users are freaking out about (in a good way).

Internally, we call it our FindaYoda feature.  In a nutshell, when you search with a keyword, we’ll show you data that matches your query AND we’ll show you which other users have data that matches your query.  Simply put, each user’s data is private, but a representation of their expertise is not.  When you do a search, you’re not just constrained to "files" that match your query, you’ll see people that match your query too.

Good meta-data can solve all kinds of problems, and FindaYoda is just scratching at the surface.  But it’s good to know that (a) it works and (b) our users really like it.

More news as it happens… Thanks for tuning in!

2 comments for “As seen in the Wild…

  1. Jenna Puckett
    January 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Is there a way to join your beta program?

  2. DisMonkey
    January 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    We’re absolutely still accepting beta requests. Just send an email to hello at disruptor monkey dot com and tell us a little bit about yourself and how you’ll use Unifyr.

    We’re looking to keep the beta relatively small, but we’d like to see some real diversity in the types of users so we can get as much data as possible about how people will really use it.

    Thanks for the interest!

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