@benbrooks Real reason: we wouldn’t be talking about it as much. Which leads me to believe that it isn’t as good as we’d like it to be, otherwise we’d be talking about it this much for far better reasons.
@mschechter@benbrooks But how do you explain the hype it has gotten for the last few months when it was in beta. That excitement existed pre-waiting list. I’m disappointed that I can’t use the service yet, but don’t think it’s indicative of a bad product.
@benbrooks Scale up gradually in case there's an issue as it spins up in use, instead of going boom as 300k people start banging your servers on day one.
Remember, Gmail started as invite-based, and even ADN didn't open the doors fully on day one.
@duner@benbrooks It very well may be, but then why not just let people on or be clear about why they cant. They had no problem messaging me to tell me to download the app with my code. They could have done the same when its was ready.
@duner@benbrooks People poop their pants over great apps, just look at the buzz Fantastical got. Right now the crap about the launch is getting in the way of feedback about the product. I wonder if that is by design.
@mschechter@benbrooks That’s true. I don’t understand is why the list has been progressing *so* slowly. The worst part is opening the app, watching the list go down as it refreshes. Thinking its moving again. Then feeling your heart fall as it stops.
@mschechter@benbrooks I don’t think this is a justified excuse but their logic might be that if everyone used the app and the servers crashed, that bad press would be worse than the no press/aggravation they are causing now.
@mschechter@benbrooks do you know if anyone has a number on how many people have gotten in since the first text messages were sent? I would be curious to know. Even if this were a slow rollout, it seems too slow.
@benbrooks They’re doing push alerts in real time for email. How many emails do you get? Multiply by 300,000+ active email users. Not chump change!
I appreciate that they’re being cautious vs. crashing on day one.
@benbrooks@lexfri they may not store it, but they couldn’t do push with info on from/subj without reading your mail. Also, since I don’t use notifications for mail, seems like they could just have a wait list for that feature (like Tweetbot did)
@benbrooks They have to scale their server infrastructure to handle retrieving, parsing, analyzing, and storing their users’s email. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want another service having access to my email. Especially another free service.
@atdrendel@benbrooks seriously … mailbox app only got 100 people signed up in 12 hours. Not only am I concerned about a free service having access to my email, I’m wondering if I even want to wait to find out what Mailbox is all about.