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blog post Touchscreen-friendly XtGem

I would like to announce the next significant improvement of XtGem - a touchscreen-friendly mobile version of the service.

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As iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and Android devices continue to gain traction globally, it becomes apparent, that there is a need for a mobile web experience that is more rich than ordinary mobile sites, yet not as complicated as a full web experience.

For the past couple of months we have been working on XtGem experience targeted at touchscreen-centric devices to address this niche. While it is not yet ready for prime-time, we are hoping to release it in May.

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blog post Future plans!

The dust has finally settled after v2 launch and I'd like to take a moment and share our future plans.

First and foremost, we are still working on fixing bugs - we realize that XtGem is a huge project with a very complicated code base and there will be issues popping up occasionally. Please report them via XtGem contact form and we will get on it as soon as possible.

We will be moving into a bigger, more spacious office this march that will give us more room for expansion.

Speaking of expansion, we will be hiring additional talent to help out with the rapid development pace... [Continue reading]

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blog post Post-launch blues

It has been a crazy week since we have launched XtGem2 a couple of days ago. Despite over 500 people test-driving XtGem2 before we went live, we did manage to leave some pretty serious bugs in.

No worries, though - the team has been working extremely hard this whole week and we managed to resolve most of them. We hope to squash the remaining bugs during the following week.

Sorry about the inconvenience this might have caused you - once the system is stable, we will be constantly adding in new and exciting features. No pain, no gain, right? ;)

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blog post XtGem v2 is here!

It's been quite a while since we have started work on the next iteration of XtGem. It's finally here. And it's awesome.

XtGem v2 is much faster, much more stable, much easier to develop for (expect a stable stream of new features from now on!) and overall, just much more complete.

Without further ado, go explore the new and refreshed XtGem - we are extremely excited to hear from you about what you think of it. Do let us know!

Cheers!

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twitter We are currently importing XtGem1 users...

We are currently importing XtGem1 users into XtGem2 database. Please sit tight, should not take much longer.

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blog post 1 000 000 sites!

It's a really big day for us, seeing as how we now host over 1 000 000 mobile sites! It's amazing when you think about it - a very significant portion of mobile internet has been built, and is currently being hosted, on XtGem. When I set out to build the best mobile site building service a bit over 4 years ago, I never imagined it would gain traction this fast and grow to be such a huge part of millions' of people's mobile experience.

That said, I would like to give thanks where thanks are due: First off, thank you, dear users, for supporting us. It has been crazy and extremely exciting four years and XtGem would not have made it this far without your continuous support. Keep on... [Continue reading]

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twitter We need your testimonials!...

We need your testimonials! http://wq.lt/nb9A

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blog post Experiments with Ads and v2 invitation code!

I just wanted to write a short blog post explaining latest developments regarding XtGem:
Due to an increasing amount of user sites attempting to obfuscate our forced ads, we are currently experimenting with the ad system, including additional obfuscation checks and random placements of the forced ad.
Since XtGem is a free service and we choose to provide our users with top-notch services completely free of charge, simple fact is, we still have to make money somehow to keep the service running. I believe it is completely fair that we reserve a place to publish advertisements on user pages and in exchange we provide otherwise-costly service for free.
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twitter RT @yeswap: Try the New XTGem Mobile...

RT @yeswap: Try the New XTGem Mobile Site Builder v2 Beta - WapReview http://delivr.com/13wkl

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facebook Translate XtGem into your native...

Translate XtGem into your native language: Register at http://xtgem.xtredo.com and start a translation - as an added bonus, you will receive xtgem v2 invitation code to your email!

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