Launch confirmation

Launch: Monday 27th November (Today)

We’re now in mid “launch sequence”, and we will launch today (Monday 27th November). Accounts are being migrated to V3 as we speak. The image below is a taste of V3. We count 30 major new features.

See you on the other side.

142 Responses to “Launch confirmation”

  1. Lewis Says:

    Anyone who upgrades a good, FREE, service to a great, FREE, service can launch whenever they feel like it in my book. I am still very happy with the good, FREE, service.

    Thanks Protopage team!

  2. Paolo Says:

    Thanks for the quick response Protopage team! Like I said, I will always recommend your product because is top quality! I appreciate your service to the fullest and would never deny it. It looks like this is the first huge up version you have done and now we all know its not an easy process to carry out. This will definitely be worth the wait…to all other users, I hope you understand me when I say, that it is better to try and critique honestly and directly so that things become better for all instead of constantly patting each other on the back.

  3. Protopage Team Says:

    We definitely deserved the critique! When we started with V3 we realised it would take forever to put together, so we tried to downgrade the specification. But when it came down to implementation, we couldn’t bear to cut corners. We know that good or bad, that you all care enough to comment at all is fantastic. Thanks everyone for sticking with us through this.

  4. TempsPerdu Says:

    Good work guys, thanks for sticking at it, and for keeping us informed. This last week must have seen more like a month!
    Looking forward to Wednesday…


  5. TempsPerdu Says:

    I mean Monday!

  6. cyberkiller Says:

    i am really waiting for version 3 , i hope it will be finally launched on 27 …

  7. jflash Says:

    I’m not clear: does this mean either Wednesday or Monday or definitely Monday?

  8. susan Says:

    The preview looks great, tabs would have been enough for me. Looking forward to see the other goodies though.

  9. tomi Says:

    Will v3 be totally compatible with Opera?

  10. John Says:

    I store a large amount of valuable information on my Protopages and I don’t want to risk having it messed up by bugs not caught and fixed before V3’s release. I hope the team ignores the pressure and does all the testing they need to do to get this right before my data sees it. This is a great product. We need to be patient. Let them release it when they know it’s ready.

    (One minor complaint however – The timer really ought to be in the Days/Hours/Minutes/Seconds format. This decimal thing is just weird.)


  11. Curt Says:

    You guys rock. From what I see patience will definitely pay off.

  12. Protopage Team Says:

    Tomi – David from Opera just got back to us with some workaround magic, and Protopage V3 should now be very usable with Opera version 9.

    John – we’re very careful about data – we use Protopage ourselves to store a lot of important documentation. We know that extra security is important too, so we’ll be introducing ways to export data from Protopage in a future release. We use decimals because we like the way that 1/10000ths of an hour tick by three times faster than seconds :)

  13. exiro Says:

    Woohoo! Protopage will be compactible with Opera! :D
    This means that you can use Protopage even on your Wii! The Wii will support Opera web browser and Ajax rendering, so that’s all you need!

    Wii, Opera and of cource Protopage forever!

  14. JoeDRX Says:

    This is gonna be good …
    It’s worth the waiting, no doubt !
    Protopage was already a ‘must’, now it’s gonna be a killer !!!

  15. Doru Says:

    I love you guys :) :) I can’t wait, thank you SOOOOO much for your hard work dedication and time, this is such a great service for free, word will spread on protopage and hopefully it will get as big as myspace, in my opinion its ten times better than myspace. I’m glad I listened to that Amber Mac podcast to find out about this.

  16. Paul Says:

    I am so excited by the screenshot, love Protopage and this will make it even better. Nice one

  17. Robin Hebert Says:

    happy Thanksgiving. I know I’m thankful for you guys! First of all, Protopage is top notch and we can tell how much hard work you put into this. I know your dedication will reward you! Protopage is my homepage and its sooooooooo awesome. Can’t wait until Monday!

  18. Alexander Says:

    What I’m hoping for are widgets that are accessible by multiple users (e.g. my partner and me):

    – text frames (sticky notes)
    – to do lists
    – calendar
    – bookmarks

    Happy Thanksgiving for those in the States – I hope you did finish yesterday so you can get a well deserved weekend off before the big day (I suspect however that all projects will expand to fill the time!).

  19. tototoolco Says:

    I hope we will be able to customize our protopages extensively, because I find what’s in the screenshot kind of… well, ugly.

    It’s not a fact, just my humble opinion.

    But as a web designer, I must say I’d love to be able to customize my protopage’s css.

  20. MacsBaine Says:

    I feel like it’s Christmas Eve! Can’t wait to open our ProtoPage present tomorrow morning (US)! :D

  21. Schlicky Says:

    2 hours 50 minutes and counting :-)

  22. Steve Morton Says:

    Less than one hour to go…..

    Tension mounts…

    This is getting like an Apollo launch!

  23. Schlicky Says:

    It’s a comming baby !

  24. Protopage Team Says:

    Soon now…

  25. Toby Says:

    Must…have…update! I can’t wait for it!

    Hopefully the process goes smoothly!

  26. Martyn Says:

    1:30pm and nothing as yet……… :-0

  27. Paddbear Says:

    Will we need to log out and then log back in for the migration to v3? If yes, will we be notified that we should do this, or should we just log out and in to check?

  28. David Says:

    Nothing happening as yet … anyone with something positive to report (ie. anyone have their page updated yet?)

  29. Schlicky Says:

    F5 – FFFFFFFF5555555555555555555 !

  30. Ian Says:

    Migration! Yes at last – thanks – looks great! No work for rest of aft!

  31. Curt Says:

    You guys are freaking awesome! My page just migrated and…. unbelievable!
    Thanks so much. The wait was definitely worth it.

  32. exiro Says:

    It’sssssssssssssssssssssssss OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUUUCH!!!!!!

    I just became veeeeeeerrrrrrrrry happy!

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  34. Arne Says:

    Very cool!
    I specially like the tabs with public and restricted posibillities. But I can’t get it to work! I can’t make new tabs. It’s got so big potential, so please make it work!

  35. David Says:

    Log out and log back in again … I When I first tried to creat new tabs, it looked like nothing was happening … when I re-logged in, I was up to my chin in new tabs.

  36. Child care Says:

    Hello! Thanks you that have found a way to unite set of people of different trades, but connected by one idea! I shall be the frequent visitor on your site. At me is many friends, adherents, I think they too will not remain indifferent …

  37. CreditHolder Says:

    It’s such a great device and all for free! thank you many times. Just can’t wait to apply it to me page…

  38. Laura W Says:

    I have just started using protopage and love the look! I have a hard time loading the page in a school environment with older computers. Can you tell me what the recommended computer requirements are to run protopage? Thanks :)

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