I want to update you on a couple of things we’ve been busy with over the last month: 1) Private Beta, 2) Commentable News feed.
Rjenda.com – Four weeks into Private beta
We started our private beta at the beginning of March and now have a few hundred users. In this first phase of the private beta, we opened the site to mainly close friends and family. Many of the early users have started private groups for their family and friends with a shared calendar of events and activities. Many of these users belong to several groups and like the fact that they can share and communicate differently with each of these groups. As expected, we are getting invaluable feedback.
During the next phase of our private beta, we will start to work more closely with schools, sports teams and churches. Their groups have more advanced requirements for coordination of activities, volunteer tracking, membership and consolidation of multiple calendars, all of which we support today.
Commentable News feed
As you may know, Rjenda has news feeds that are private for each group, and yet are aggregated for a user across all their groups and friends. Users on the site today love the ability that they can see all their news and activities in one place. We have just added the capability for them to easily comment on any of these news activities, while still maintaining the security and privacy of the news item and the context that it belongs to. We expect to see a significant increase in engagement as a result of this new capability. Try it and let us know what you think.
Ranvir & The Rjenda team