Pointless Update: Connect-A-Sketch
Loyal Viget followers already know about Pointless Corp. Loyal Pointless Corp followers already know about Connect-A-Sketch. What you might not know is that we've just made some new feature updates and lifted the invitation-only barrier from C-A-S, so the application is now open to the public!
We think C-A-S is better than ever. Nonetheless, use it at your own risk. It's a handy tool, but it's definitely alpha-ware, and we aren't making any promises that it will be bug-free.
Around this time a year ago, when client work was a bit ... eh ... light, instead of panicking we had a ton of fun putting our extra time into Pointless projects. We launched several in a short period of time, including SpeakerRate, FeedStitch, and HeyCraig! As luck would have it, for the last six months we've been cranking on client work (which we love!). We've had less time to conceive of and launch new Pointless Corp ideas, but we have been able to keep some of our favorite projects healthy. Tweets of Fury got a design refresh. SpeakerRate will get its own Product Manager Intern this summer. And now, Connect-A-Sketch is improved and public.
As Brian has written about before, it can be a challenge for a services company like Viget to keep the right dose of creative, internal projects going. So far in 2010, we feel really good about the balance we're striking. Let us know if you're using Connect-A-Sketch. We're excited to continue testing and polishing.