Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Sponsor

Have I mentioned how awesome our users are recently? Another one of our awesome supporters just stepped forward with a corporate sponsorship. This time it was the wonderful Eric Hansen coming forward on behalf of SiteSpect (they're on Twitter, too!) to offer us the funding we need to restore our normal operating quotas for a few more weeks.

SiteSpect is a solution for A/B and multivariate testing for web and mobile sites. Apparently, it's also non-intrusive; no Javascript or page tagging required. Which is all really cool, and I have no idea what most of that means. As always with our sponsors, I'm recommending them based on the premise that the people are awesome; the extent that I can vouch for the product is limited to my belief that awesome people make awesome products.

I hope you guys will help me out in saying thank you to a friend and user of our little service who has stepped up to help us out in our hour (okay, way too many hours) of need. Give them a look, because they're clearly awesome people.

Also, I'd love some feedback on whether these sponsorship messages are getting too spammy or commercial; we only accept sponsors who are users in our community, and we try to be up front and honest about our relationship with them. But we're only human, and we want to give you the best experience we can. So feel free to sound off in the comments!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

More Downtime

Despite the actions of our benevolent sponsor. WonderProxy, we still are in monetary-crisis mode. Because of this, our quotas have been dropped to half their usual levels. Expect downtime on a daily basis, probably after 3pm, EST.

If you would like help setting up your own server, we're more than happy to lend a hand. Just send an email to android2cloud at googlegroups dot com, and we'll get in touch. Alternatively, see server setup instructions on the Project Page: http://code.google.com/p/android2cloud/wiki/HostYourOwnServer

We're working hard to get a permanent solution up in place. We expect to have news on that front to announce in a couple of weeks. We apologise for the inconvenience, and hope you'll bear with us.

As always, suggestions and ideas on how to monetise a service like this (without resorting to ads or other yucky things) are always appreciated. They, too, can be posted to the Google Group.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Downtime Tomorrow

Sorry for the lack of updates lately-- we've had a lot of exciting stuff going on. I'm just taking a minute to let you all know that App Engine will have an hour of read-only mode tomorrow at noon, PST. You won't be able to send links until 1pm, PST. Sorry for the inconvenience, and watch this space for some cool stuff soon!