It's a momentous day for us at Yehoodi.com. Today, January 4th, 2010, Yehoodi unleashes on the internet the latest version of their web platform Yehoodi 3.0.
Yehoodi is already the number one web hub for the international lindy hop and swing dance community, with over 40K registered members from Buenos Aires to New Delhi. Now with Google Map integration, an enterprise-level search engine, and fancy new discussion tools, Yehoodi is on track to becoming one of the best community platform engines… period.
I'm excited to see how our members take to the new site over the next few weeks. I'm sure we are going to get a lot of critical (and hopefully constructive) feedback, mostly related to the user-interface, which definitely needs a lot of work.
Once we get Yehoodi 3.0 basically accepted by our core community, I'm looking forward to inviting friends of Yehoodi from other sites and networks to come by the new site and check it out. Our hope is that we might welcome into the fold people who have in the past haven't found any need for Yehoodi, but might see it now as an asset for them as swing dancers, organizers, instructors, and musicians.
After that we can really go nuts and start experimenting with all sorts of social web and mobile integration. iPhone compatibility? Definitely on the roadmap. Twitter notifications? Totally feasible. RSS feeds? Easy-peasy. The skies the limit with this new home-grown platform.
Congrats to my partners-in-code, Spuds and Poke Alex. I couldn't ask for a better web development team. You guys rock the Planet Rock.
It's a very happy new year, indeed.