By Rob | 2 Jul 2014, 10:30am | Category: Update
It's been a very busy time over the last month or two. We have had some serious DDoS issues to deal with that have seriously affected the availability of our app. This has very much hampered our ability to improve our services.
Thankfully though we have resolved many of these issues and service has normalised. And I am happy to announce that we have found the time to role out some significant design improvements to our sites.
They are now all mobile responsive which should make them far easier to use on your different devices. In addition we have made some improvements to our databases so they work a little quicker.
Overall your experience of using our apps should be much improved. But of course we're always looking to make things better so if you have any feedback please let us know. Tweet us @StatusPeople or email at [email protected]
And of course there are plenty more updates on their way.
By Rob | 7 Apr 2014, 09:30am | Category: Update
This is just a very quick message to say we're very sorry about the down time on our services over the last 3 days. We're not 100% sure of the issue. But there was definitely a fault with the server that has now been fixed.
In addition we did seem to be suffering an increased amount of Dedicated Denial of Service (DDoS) like requests. We're not sure how much of a part the latter played, but we think the combination of both caused most of our problems.
Things seem to be running smoothly again, but we do plan to take a deeper look at this in the next week or two.
All I can say is am deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused.
If you are a paying customer and feel like you have lost out financially over the last few days please contact us at [email protected] and we will extend your subscription for you.
By Rob | 7 Jan 2014, 11:15am | Category: Update
This is just a very quick message to say that we have been experiencing a rather strange system bug over the last few months.
This has effected a few thousand of our users and may have caused a significantly reduced level of service from the StatusPeople Fakers App for some users. The bug has now been fixed and things should be working ok again for everyone.
We appologise prefusely and accept fully that this has been a complete #FAIL on our part. If you have had a poor experience with the Fakers App over the last couple of months please contact us @StatusPeople or [email protected] and we will see how we can recompense the issue.
Once again we are very sorry.
By Rob | 10 Dec 2013, 12:30pm | Category: Update
Over the last few days we've made a number of little bug fixes and security updates. But we have also released one significant improvement which is a new Help section.
This is in response to a number of messages about how to use all the features within the Fakers App. So to improve your experience we've put together a little help guide so you can get the most out of our platform.
We hope you like this update. And as always if you have any feedback let us know @StatusPeople or via email at [email protected]
By Rob | 13 Nov 2013, 11:00am | Category: Update
2013 is coming to an end and I think it's time I provide an update on the business, what we're doing and where it is heading.
In all honesty 2013 has been a tough one for us. It has been the yin to our amazing yang of 2012 -- if that makes sense... The year began positively with investment talk and working with bigger companies to try and deliver our dream of building a one stop shop for SME social media marketing. You will have seen a lot of this work in the development of our main Social Media Marketing tool (tools.statuspeople.com).
Sadly though over the course of 6 months or so this process fell apart. It did not turn out in the way we had hoped. Partly this was my fault -- naivety mainly. And it distracted us from what made 2012 so successful -- our Fakers App.
Thankfully though every cloud really does have a silver lining. And via our work we made contact with Lee and Raj of #1Seed. Their free advice has been invaluable and helped us refocus on what we should have been focused on. The development of our Fakers App which is where we have been making money and developing a user base. If you're looking for some investment or advice for your start up check them out.
Some of you will have noticed the updates we have made to the Fakers App over the last 8 weeks. This is part of a business refocussing and will continue into the future. Today we have also re-branded our website around our Fakers App and our aim to become the Twitter Follower experts.
An addition to our services will be training -- focused on teaching you how to better understand your Followers and how to improve ROI from them. If you're interested in attending one of our first sessions for free please email us at [email protected] or tweet us @StatusPeople.
But all this means that sadly, and while we have made quite a lot of money from it, we will no longer continue the development of our main Social Media Marketing Platform. And we will be accepting no more sign ups. We will continue to support it and maintain it for the foreseeable future. At least until we have ported its best features over to the Fakers App. We are sorry if this disappoints some of you. But we need to refocus on what really works for us
We hope the above makes sense and you understand what we're trying to achieve. Enjoy the rest of the year and here's to a great 2014.