Lots of improvements and a new donation page
Hey! We have lots of improvements to announce today! In random order: We’ve started a donations page to let Quizlet users who appreciate our free service to donate towards future improvements to Quizlet. If you find Quizlet useful, please consider donating $10 or more. Donating will also remove all…

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Posted by Andrew March 30, 2009 · View post
New: Use Facebook on Quizlet
Today we're launching Facebook on Quizlet. This feature lets you use your Facebook account instead of a Quizlet account to log in to Quizlet. This removes the need to create a Quizlet account with a password and email address and birth day--you just use your Facebook! If you already have a Quizlet…

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Posted by Andrew February 26, 2009 · View post
Quizlet getting Twitter; general progress
Hey all-- We've made a ton of progress so far on our big January push. We're finishing up the last touches on Facebook Connect, the iPhone app is coming along well, and one of our super secret projects is on track to make a big splash. In order to communicate quickly, I've decided to get a Quizlet T…

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Posted by Andrew February 3, 2009 · View post
Message to Quizlet users
Hey all- I just recorded a quick video that I'd like you watch: [video no longer available] We care very much about the Quizlet community, and want to make sure it can grow in the most constructive and safest way possible. I want to assure you we are working on a number of very cool things that I'm…

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Posted by Andrew January 9, 2009 · View post
Stronger, Faster, and MIT.
Yesterday we finished a long-needed upgrade of our Quizlet servers. If you've ever been studying on Thursday night, you might know that Quizlet slows down when there are a lot of people studying for their Friday exams. We've upgraded from having 2 servers to 3, and all of them are better-tuned and h…

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Posted by Andrew October 18, 2008 · View post
200,000 people on Quizlet / New Learn mode / iPhone
The learn mode, now more awesome. Hey, Today, I'm launching the new learn mode! Finally, right? It's been in the works forever. Learn mode was the "original" Quizlet feature - it's been the same since we started. Now it gets a much-needed makeover. It may not be quite perfect yet, but it'…

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Posted by Andrew August 14, 2008 · View post
Back from France; Help beta test the new Learn Mode
Hey all! I'm back from my two-week trip to France! I spent about a week in Paris, and another week traveling the country and visiting my French teacher at her house in France. Here are some pictures: Me pretending to drive a tank on Bastille Day Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day The p…

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Posted by Andrew August 8, 2008 · View post
Upcoming news, then off to France for a bit
Hello summer friends! Just wanted to keep you up on some of the latest news about Quizlet. Fun news: The Mike and Juliet show had a rerun yesterday, so there was a nice boost in traffic on the site. Here's my blog post about that experience. So... On Friday, I'm going on a two week vacation to Franc…

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Posted by Andrew July 8, 2008 · View post
Done with high school and on to MIT!
My longtime friend (and occasional Quizlet user) Jackie and me, at graduationOn Friday the 13th, I graduated from Albany High School. I know, what a lucky day to graduate, eh? It was a wonderful ceremony, and it feels great to finally be done with mandatory education. Now I have the summer to relax…

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Posted by Andrew June 16, 2008 · View post
Major Internet Explorer bug fixed
Over the past couple weeks, I've had very sporadic reports that Quizlet was completely failing on some computers. This afternoon I spent an hour on the phone working with a very helpful Quizlet user who was able to help me find the problem. As I understand it, Quizlet was causing some older computer…

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Posted by Andrew April 21, 2008 · View post
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 i…

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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 d…

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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