Announcing the Blaq Beta Contest Winners!
Wow. Until now, the very small group of beta testers for Blaq has been hand-picked by the development team. Yet still, the numbers you have shown up in to support and promote our little app without even really seeing much of it at all, is truly astounding. Thanks to each and every one of you who have participated and made this contest such a huge success.
Now if you’ll remember, we said that in this contest, we would pick three winners that retweeted the contest message and followed myself, @kfow35, and @Blaq. Since search.twitter.com is so horribly unreliable, I decided to just use twitrand.com to select random followers of mine, and then follow up to ensure they met all the criteria. It took a little bit, but I saw this as the fairest way possible to do this.
So that’s three new members of the still-very-exclusive beta testing group — but there’s more.
Last week, I also said that when I hit 500 followers, I would give three people access to Blaq. Well, in the follow spree that ensued after the beginning of this contest, that goal was quickly met. So, SIX new people will be added, in total.
So here’s the deal. Just today, we were granted access to xAuth by Twitter, which we still need to implement and test tonight (that basically just translates to a smoother, easier authorization process for you). Tonight, we will make sure that’s running as it should, maybe cram a few hot new features in, and then tomorrow morning, the winners will be emailed with download instructions, the appropriate passwords/PIN codes and a LOT more details about Blaq and how it works.
With all that said, we hope you’ve had as much fun with this as we have, and if you didn’t win this time, it’s definitely nothing personal. Please don’t get discouraged. The contest was completely random and is just the first of many to come!
All the best, and All. Blaq. Everything.