Today I want to share with you the history of YoWindow project.
The work on YoWindow has began in September 2006.
The company I was working in has closed down.
By that time I was obsessed with the idea of YoWindow.
So I just started the project instead of looking for a new job.
I should say most of my friends were not so enthusiastic about the idea.
Who needs another weather software?
Go to weather.com!
What else do you need?
But I was dreaming about rabbit clouds in the sky and went on
It took 2 years for me to build something that resembles YoWindow of today, shame on me.
I had to learn Flash technology, server side programming and many other things the project is built upon.
When the working prototype was ready, I have shown it to Yura.
And we have started working together.
Have you noticed the huge change in YoWindow look after Yura have joined in?
By the end of 2009 the program was ready.
We have opened the site, shoot a video trailer and YoWindow was born
That's the story.
And now I want to say thanks to you
I'm happy with have a community of friends.
Thank you for making landcapes and giving them away to the project, translating YoWindow to 30+ languages, suggestions, bug reports, the warm letters we receive from around the world.
Of course, thank you for buying YoWindow )
I promise, the next year will be a big year for YoWindow.
Taking the opportunity, I want to ask you for help.
If you have a spare 5 minutes please drop a short email to the editor of a computer magazine in your country.
Just let him/her know YoWindow is good and there is a high chance they will write about the project.
Add firstname.lastname@example.org to CC I will be happy to peek at these emails
This is the real help, you can make YoWindow famous.
A little bit of statistics.
110,000 people open YoWindow every day.
Top countries by unique user views per day
Below is the story about YoWindow in screen-shots.
The name of the picture reflects the date.
Stay tuned, have fun, keep watching the weather like never before!
2006, February, 4.5 years ago, text version only, C++
We have a house!