Lots of improvements this week. We've removed the login requirement for several features, fixed several small bugs, improved speed enormously, and fully-integrated with Twitter. Plus, our scanner is now sitting on its own dedicated box.
We just launched our beta Rails implementation, which enables multi-threaded scanning and far faster results. So far, the results are very positive. Scan times for single scans have improved dramatically (by about 190% over least week's times - which is approximtely an 18x improvement over our November beta). The bottom line: Heardable Scores and subscores are now rendering in a fraction of the time they used to, for every brand. Thank you Rails!
Next, we'll be switching the multi-domain comparison feature over to the new code within the next week to ten days, which should boost the speed of that feature even more than what we're seeing for single domain scans. The reason? Our new implementation uses a multi-threaded approach to scan brand domains simultaneously, enabling us to return comparison scan results in a fraction of the time (our first beta, by comparison, was on a shared box and used a single-threaded approach.)
What else? We've responded to your requests that we open up the site a little more by removing the need to log in if you wish to use the Brand Directory. Now, you can just go there directly, or from any Twitter search result, and see Heardable Scores and subscores for a target brand in real-time. Give it a try - click here to go to the Brand Directory. The default brand is Heardable, but you can search for any online brand (or category), chart your brand's progress over time, and even compare up to five brands at once.
Finally, we've started pushing the Heardable scan results live to our Twitter feed - that functionality went live for all scans (including the five-brand comparison score scan) this morning. We're going to keep tweaking this over the next few days to come up with the optimum presentation method (presentation is everything when you're dealing with 140 character limits and variable brand names.)
We hope you enjoy these updates - drop us a line if you do, so we can include your feedback in our growing list of user testimonials.
Heardable's co-founder and CTO, John Sharp, is also the founder of invitation-based funding platform Hatcher, the former President and CTO of the leading Asia healthcare portal DocDoc, and a veteran entrepreneur, inventor, and investor. John is based in Singapore.