Quizlet goes on national television!
Okay so I've been crazy busy lately, and I've finally got a moment to post about what's been happening. On Tuesday, April 15 I was interviewed about Quizlet on the "Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" -- it's a nationally syndicated morning show on FOX. It was short, but I really enjoyed it and meet…

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Posted by Andrew April 19, 2008 · View post
New look on the homepage and a better demo
Hey all-- I just wrapped up development on a new home page for non-logged-in users. The page had had the same exact design since Quizlet launched more than a year ago. The "Top 5" thing had a great run, but everything needs to get retired at some point. The new design presents a lot more dynamic inf…

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Posted by Andrew April 7, 2008 · View post
Announcing a new game: Space Race
You asked for it, and you got it! I'm happy to announce a new game on Quizlet: Space Race The object of the game is to kill words before they cross the screen. You type in your answers (then press enter) into the input box at the bottom, and if your answer matches any of the words scrolling across t…

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Posted by Andrew March 26, 2008 · View post
Progress Update: Learn mode, QQQ, Reliability, Advertising, etc.
There are a lot of things I'm working on simultaneously, and I thought I'd let you know what they are and how they're doing. New Learn Mode Since I posted a preview of the new learn mode, I've been playing with it a lot, and taking feedback from all of you guys, and I've decided that design is a lit…

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Posted by Andrew March 9, 2008 · View post
More server trouble...
Hey all -- We just recovered from a couple hours of downtime. It wasn't too fun, for you or for me. The database that was holding each set's words and definitions had been crashing for the past few days, causing daily downtime (ack!). So tonight I decided just repairing it each time wouldn't do, so…

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Posted by Andrew February 27, 2008 · View post
Quizlet needs help! Translators and a Systems Engineer needed!
I just built this super cool system for translating Quizlet's interface into different languages. You can already use Quizlet to type in data in other languages, but this will actually translate Quizlet's English interface (the navigation, the instructions, etc.) into other languages. It's ready to…

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Posted by Andrew February 18, 2008 · View post
Back in blue - UPDATED x 2
Hey everyone. Sorry for the rough stretch today. I just got Quizlet back up after some pretty heinous downtime. Everything should be 100% back to normal, and none of your data should be lost. Feel free to moan in the comments. UPDATE: Some users have reported finding their groups deleted. I've track…

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Posted by Andrew February 14, 2008 · View post
FORUMS!
I'm super excited to announce that I've launched forums on Quizlet. I announced my intention to build them back in March, but never got around to finessing the administration parts of it until recently. Why forums? Because they're oh-so-useful. They can provide communication in a way that discussion…

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Posted by Andrew January 27, 2008 · View post
Quizlet is One! And Sneak Preview of new Learn Mode
Hey everyone. I'm back! And guess what today is? .... Quizlet's birthday! Quizlet launched to the world on January 17, 2007. And I'm very proud to say Quizlet surpassed 100,000 registered users a week before turning one. I've been working on a new version of the Learn mode for quite a while now, an…

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Posted by Andrew January 17, 2008 · View post
Addressing performance problems
Hey y'all - it's been awhile. I don't have any new features to announce tonight, but I'd just like to take this time to keep you in the loop about what's going on inside Quizlet right now. In the past few weeks - especially the past few days - Quizlet has become intolerably slow at times. The servic…

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Posted by Andrew November 14, 2007 · View post
Red Sox, new features, and QQQ
I'm back in California, after spending the earlier half of this week visiting colleges in Boston. I fortuitously arrived in Boston only several hours before the Red Sox won Game 7 and clinched their spot in the World Series, so my MIT hosts had plenty to be happy about. The best way to celebrate th…

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Posted by Andrew October 28, 2007 · View post
Quizlet celebrates its second birthday!
It's been a full two years since I first had my little "inventor's moment." I was pacing around my living room, having my dad call out vocabulary words and responding with their definitions. It was an inefficient and tedious. It hit me that I could make the process more fun and much faster by creati…

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Posted by Andrew October 20, 2007 · View post
New stuff: dictionary lookup, discussion disabling, FAQs
It's one of those days when I release a bunch of cool stuff! But before I blow you away, let me remind you that I'm still soliciting donations for the Quizlet Queries for Quid school supply program. We need your help to make it actually happen! The vocabulary cartoon book proposal is about to expire…

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Posted by Andrew October 15, 2007 · View post
A question about the user interface
I've been noticing something lately, and it's been in the back of my mind long enough to write a blog post about: The more my programming and general computer skills advance, the further from an "average" user my perspective becomes. In other words, my spectacular computer talents give me a slanted…

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Posted by Andrew October 7, 2007 · View post
50,000 registered users!
Woo! It took just 252 days for Quizlet to reach the 50,000 users. I couldn't be happier with the road Quizlet has taken up to here, and I'm glad to share this moment with all of you! Thanks to everyone who has told their friends and colleagues about Quizlet. I couldn't have done it without you!

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Posted by Andrew September 26, 2007 · View post
Done with downtime today, September 23
Hey all, I just got Quizlet back online after an annoyingly long stretch of time - it was about 10 hours long. I hit a hard disk space wall, which is the same problem I had last time (the only other time) Quizlet went down. I want to extend a sincere apology to all of you who tried to use Quizlet to…

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Posted by Andrew September 23, 2007 · View post
Back in business, baby!
My new buddies! (I've got the helmet)Hello Quizlet! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I've had a busy summer, and I thought you might like to hear about it. :) I had the great opportunity to spend 2 months volunteering for AmeriCorps and the Student Conservation Association. It was the best way I could…

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Posted by Andrew September 6, 2007 · View post
Vacation is here - I am not
There's no better place to relax than in the grass...This is me with SCA people and pirate facepaint. Yar!Hiya everyone. Today was the last day of school for me, so yippee! Junior year was hard, and now it's done... And now, like I said in the last post, I'm taking off. In exactly seven hours, I'll…

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Posted by Andrew June 16, 2007 · View post
Summer - Can you feel it?
Summer is coming! It's getting warmer every day. The hellish descent into finals week is getting closer. And with the end of finals comes the joy that is summer vacation. Yes! Before I get into how awesome that is, let me just quickly note that the messages page has been updated to allow viewing of…

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Posted by Andrew May 26, 2007 · View post
Ongoing slowness and other issues - UPDATED
Hey all. It's been awhile since I last posted - sorry about that. Just want to give a status update... Perhaps you've been noticing some intermittent slowness when using Quizlet. I've been noticing it too - 30 second load times for each page are no fun. Sometimes it's nice and snappy, sometimes it's…

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Posted by Andrew May 23, 2007 · View post