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Nov15

Launch reviews


It´s been exactly one week since Håvard texted me at 02.00 in the morning. “67 new users in 40 minutes.” It is the rate of 870 000 per year. Something was up. Five minutes later, he texted again: “We´re cover girls on Lifehacker.com”. Even though we were thrilled, the timing couldn´t have been worse. In the morning, both Jørn, our server master, and me were to have a presentation for the newly elected Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Liv Signe Navarsete. Being five well educated young men, she wanted our input on why we had started our business in a rural area of Norway wich also happened to be her hometown. True story!

Jørn and Håvard stayed up nearly all night to maintain the server, while I tried to sleep. The presentation miraculously went fine, and Yast was boosting all day long. A day to remember!

Anyways, here are some of the Yast reviews from our beta launch:
Makeuseof.com: Yast is a great online tool with an easy sign-up process and no hassle. Anyone who needs an accurate way of keeping track of their hours should use Yast.
Lifehacker.com: If you’re looking for a simple time-tracking tool with visuals that are easy to read at a glance, Yast fits the bill.
My personal favorite. Downloadsquad.com: Yast, on the other hand is painfully, stupidly easy to use.
Crenk.com: “If you need a timer – Yast is your best bet.”
Connecter.ca: Yast – Planifier votre temps! Super!
wwwhatsnew.com:Yast – Un paso más para la gestión perfecta del tiempo
scommerce.com: Yast.com is no different, it’s a time tracking app. What sets it apart is its total simplicity.
poppularfron.com: I really recommend checking out Yast.
Killerstartups.com: The idea is to provide users on the whole with a solution which is employable without having to rack their brains, and in that sense Yast delivers.
Even in France. Descary.com: Yast, un outil Web de gestion du temps simple et gratuit
And Germany. web2null.de: Yast ist ein simpler TimeTracking-Service, den man leicht per Drag&Drop benutzen kann, um Zeiten für Aufgaben zu verwalten.

Needless to say, these reviews have given us a flying start. And in our feedback-forum ideas and informative feedback have given us many new ides for future development. Of course, just launching into beta-phase, we have some bugs, but we are working on it and we have a lot more smooth interface solutions coming up.

Now. Let´s find those investors…

Regards
The Yast team

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  • Sylvain says: 

    Hey guys, you’re also on Wakoopa now. Take a look : http://wakoopa.com/software/yast

     
  • halvor says: 

    Hey sylvain.

    Four stars overall. Not bad for a beta :) We´re working on it to be even better so we´ll get 5 stars.

    halvor

     
  • Sam N. says: 

    This tool is great, but any chance of a faster update cycle? We’re in a brave new world of release early and often, you know! :)

    I want to get my company using this, but things like the lack of cross-project statistics (and easy one-month statistics) are holding them back. But regardless, having the odd small update here and there at least lets us know this project will be here to stay, instead of disappearing sometime in the near future.

    Anyway, the site is still good, and I’m using it still under the assumption that it will keep getting better!

     
  • halvor says: 

    Thank you for that feedback Sam.

    We are actually updating quite often, and if you look at the bottom of the yast-page, you can se the revision nr. Right now it´s version 1817, and every time that number increases, you know we are working on Yast :)

    After our beta-launch in november, we have fixed quite a few bugs and increased performance radically. We have been fixing our sharing-system and are working on a better drag´n drop functionality.

    But more importantly. We don´t get much feedback regarding what kind of statistics that businesses really need. If you can tell us what you need or give an example of another web-site with this functionalities, then we can get to work on it.

    But don´t worry. We will stay around and improve Yast. And our mobile app will, in lack of more formal words, kick ass :)

    halvor

     
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  • Jan Sunde says: 

    I second the request from Sam N.
    The possibility of compiling a report with multiple projects would be of great help. Often one finds oneself involved in more than one project simultaneously and sometime time lists are compiled on a person, rather than project, basis.
    It would be great to have an overall “options” handle like the one that exists for each project where one could tick off which projects should be included in the report

    j

     
  • halvor says: 

    I think that what you are asking for Jan might be available through the “groups” function. By adding projects into groups, you can make reports on several projects at a time, and by sharing a group, you can make spesific lists of one person on that particular project. Would that solve it?

    Halvor

     
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