Launch of IndiMail

Our Christmas update is here – albeit a few days late!

Our last two Christmas updates were blogger meets in 2007 and the forum in 2008. Considering how successful both these features became, we sure did have a lot of pressure to come up with something really useful. Thankfully, as always, there were bloggers who came to the rescue and told us what they needed. The discussion evolved into a plan, and the plan evolved into our latest feature, IndiMail.

If you’re thinking “who needs another email service?”, allow us to clarify. IndiMail is not a wannabe replacement for Gmail, nor does it provide you with an email address. It’s a simple, private, 1-to1 messaging system that bloggers can use to communicate with each other, similar to the messaging on Facebook . IndiMail can only be sent between bloggers who are on each other’s networks, giving the networking feature a greater purpose than before.

Here’s a screen capture of my inbox with a couple of messages from Anwin, our team’s tattooed bug-finder.

But wait, there’s more!

  • We’ve revamped our homepage.
  • We’ve made an all-new dashboard. You can use it as a starting place for all your IndiBlogger activity.
  • The ETA of the next IndiRank update is now shown on the dashboard.
  • Mutual connections are now shown separately on the network as well as directory pages.
  • A little email icon now sits beside the mutual connection icon; allowing bloggers to easily send messages to people in their network.
  • Notifications are now sent when a post on IndiVine gets a vote.
  • An updated settings page allows you to control the alerts you receive from IndiBlogger.
  • Fixed an error on the IndiRank stats page: if a new user who doesn’t have a rank as yet tries to access the stats, it used to say that there was an error with the blog’s feed.

We owe a big thank you to Sudama and all the others on the forum who gave us their support and made IndiMail possible. IndiBlogger would be nothing but a simple directory if it wasn’t for all of you.

We hope you all had a great Christmas, and we wish you an awesome year ahead.

Keep blogging!

Renie & The IndiBlogger Team

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15 Responses

  1. Karthik says:

    No kidding dude! I’m sure this feature will kick ass even better than the previous 2 launches.

  2. Daniel says:

    Hi IB,

    I like the new dashboard. It’s nice that all the useful links we need have been placed to the right of the page within easy reach. As you say, it’s now a good starting point.

    Having an ETA for the next IndiRank update is one of those why-didn’t-I-think-of-them-before ideas. Seriously useful.

    The updated settings page looks pretty user-friendly, and I’m glad you finally fixed that error on the stats page.

    A great way to end the year and begin the new one.

  3. Vinni says:

    Indeed a good christmas gift to everyone!

  4. Hemal Shah says:

    Renie, this change is awesome… its brilliantly designed…

    i just liked the home page very much… may be it will invite me for more participation 😀

  5. That is a great set of improvements. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Indiblogger.

  6. Vinay says:

    I was expecting this feature from a long time.finally we got it…thanks a lot indi blogger team

  7. Gouri says:

    IndiMail is a great add on. Probably, in the next update, it can be taken a step further by providing an easier option to select more than one recipient or something similar to ‘broadcast’ in blogcatalog.

    ‘Mutual connections’ too was much needed.

    Thanks a lot & Happy New Year.

  8. madhu.g says:

    Sorry, you cannot use IndiMail right now.

    You must first have at least one mutual connection in your network. You can only send and recieve messages from mutual connections.
    To learn about mutual connections and how to go about getting them, please read our faqs.
    If you already know the idea behind it, we recomment you start by finding like-minded bloggers in the IndiBlogger Directory.

  9. Yes, scientific way of thinking always helps us to achieve something better; it may appear even splendid. In our IndiBlogger system we do expect plenty of incredible things to enlighten others.

    Thanks for your kind communication. It’s, indeed, an enterprise, praiseworthy. Develop more and more to oblige us with your earnestness.

    How could you start right from the very beginning of 2010! We should congratulate all of you, attached with this service.

    In the harmony of truth and reality we should survive to exchange something good and great among the members.

    Looking forward to hearing from you and my friends,

    I remain faithfully

    Yours in the Divine,

    Asokananda Prosad. 03. 01. 2010.

  10. Sachin Uppal says:

    Fantastic work Renie, way to go!

  11. Congratulations…Greetings…..for this amazing launch

  12. sudam says:

    Thanks for the feature and thanks also mentioning my name.

  13. Anish K.S says:

    Nice move by indi team, best wishes.

  14. tikulicious says:

    Wow , I love the new home page . it sure is neat. discovering What a treat for us in the new year. Keep up the good work indi team Yay!! all the new features. Rocking as usual..

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