More functionality

July 30, 2008

We’ve just put a new release up at, which on the one hand adds lots of fun new functions, and on the other hand fixes a few bugs that crept in to the last release!

With over 50,000 missioners, we had to have a good hard look at the back-end architecture of the product to see how far it would take us.  Well, our friends over at Spika have done a terrific job, and we’re well on track to keep growing the system with the same architecture, with a few tweaks, for some time.

Not having to worry about that has allowed us to bring a few things forward that we have been wanting to do for some time.  You will now see that every category, and ever mission, has its own chat room.  At the moment, you can only access that on the site itself, but soon you’ll be able to access it from anywhere.  We’ve also added social bookmarking functionality, and changed our Facebook integration to bring us in line with the new platform.

The point system has had an overhaul as well, so that you only get points if you have filled out your profile.  That said, you can now respond and start missions without the need to input a full profile, so it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other.  Of course, if you register, you could win Amazon vouchers!  We’re also giving away more points for responding to other people’s missions.

We’re always open to suggestions, so keep them coming through to control at

Silence is…

April 30, 2008

Not a sign that we have nothing to say! Quite the opposite, in fact. Activity has been frantic at MM2 Tower, with vast reams of virtual paper being produced as we finalise our operational plan for the next 12 months.

We now have over 15,000 users in just under 4 weeks, which is a figure we dreamed of, but secretly wondered if we could pull off. Not only are people registering, but they are creating missions, and helping others fulfill theirs. How lucky we are to see champions emerging from the community who are as enthusiastic as we are to help others fulfill their dreams.

There are some key trends emerging, and not unsurprisingly, the biggest one is that the more specific the mission is, the more chance you have of getting a useful response. My favourite of the latest crop is this one, where we have someone who wants to write a fantastic song as a way of expressing how they feel. Having tried, and failed, to write songs over the years, I am certainly going to give her all the encouragement and help I can (which may be to send her one of my old songs and say don’t write like this!)

There are a number of innovations we are going to build into the service over the next 12 months, and we’re already adding feature requests to the roadmap from out users, so please send any into us. You can see our contact details at the top of the blog.