Archive for January, 2008

Scheduled TipCam Update

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Today we are going to release a required update for our TipCam application. The old version will expire after February 1st. Our first few beta releases have a rolling timeout limit after which the release will expire. This will help us better address user questions and support requests.  Once we exit our beta, the timeout limit will be removed and you will not be bothered by such required updates.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Service launch feedback

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

In just a few days since the beta launch we have received many great reviews of our service. I would like to share with you some of the quotes:

“Now in reality this is helpful to a certain extent to just about any computer user that has friends in the real or virtual world, but I honestly see this tool as being most useful for the plethora of startups that may want an easy option for creating a video demo to play on their site.”

“This does have a very real world application. Just think how many times you’ve been recreated by the old P and M to help with computer problems. Recording everything could save you a trip and your parents will be able to view the clip over and over again.”

“Overall, it’s a very cool service and works beautifully! It makes recording your screen very easy and super easy to share it online. … Definitely give it a shot if you want to share something on your screen that requires a series of steps. Enjoy!”

The feedback shows that our first step toward creating the easiest-to-use know-how capturing and idea sharing service was well received.  We realize what we have done is just the start of a long journey.  But with your help, we will get there.   

Our team is working on a new user interface that will make accessing all of the existing and upcoming TipCam features just one click away.  I will post a short preview soon.

 - Oleg

Introducing uTIPu

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Hi, this is John,

After 9 months of stealth development, we would like to introduce you to uTIPu, which is making our service available for public beta.  We are striving to become the easiest-to-use know-how capturing and idea sharing social network service.  Our product and service enable people to easily record their activities on PCs as videos and share them as help tips with one another (hence the name u-TIP-u).  While screen recording is not a new concept, until now, it has been too complicated for most users.  As a result, not many people even know about this function.  We intend to bring it to the masses by making it very easy to record and even easier to share.  Because we focus on ease of use, we intentionally did not give our screen recorder, TipCam, all the bells and whistles that have made screen recording a sophisticated, professional undertaking.  We want every user to be able to record ad-hoc and then share it immediately and conveniently.  

The benefit of our service in sharing computer “how-to’s” is self-evident.   Not as self-evident, albeit equally or more powerful, it opens up a whole new dimension to communicating what one sees on a computer screen.   Our service makes “see what I’m saying” actually possible and effortless.  During our private beta, some people used it as a cross-over between email and WebEx.  They simply recorded their voice comments about whatever they saw on the screen and sent them to others as a feature-rich email.  This was why we integrated our TipCam directly with Outlook so that one can record, upload and email in a single step.   

We thank you for stopping by at our site and for trying our service.  Please write us what you think about our service and how you want us to improve.  We have a team of enthusiastic, talented developers who are eager to turn your every requirement into reality.