It was an insane summer to put it mildly. We launched a brand new festival website for the largest comedy festival in the world – Just for Laughs. Then we launched an iPhone and Android app to go with it. We created a new site and iPhone and Android apps for Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest with an awesome trivia game. We've created several apps for Canada Council for the Arts (being announced in a few days), created a new festival site and Song for Canada contest for Canadas Walk of Fame. In the midst of all that we developed a brand new site for Saunders Farm with video, an interactive map and deep social media integration. We also added the Bonzai festival to Rochester Events suite of events. And if that wasn't enough, we also created a brand new iPhone app for the Canadian Soccer Association (popping out before the end of September).
That's a crazy summer and we can't complain. There were also some deals we didn't get and some festivals that wanted to use our tools but couldn't afford the price. You either say "too bad" or you realize … wait a minute … there's a pattern here. What if we could serve the thousands of festivals and events that don't have multi-million dollar budgets? And that's what we're going to do with a focus on the biggest hole in their web strategy – mobile ( with a sprinkle of social). While we will continue to take on large projects, we're building a new mobile platform that will allow us to spin straight forward event apps in hours rather than months and for a price smaller event organizers can afford.
It is time to scale our company and clean up. Let's see if we can truly earn our "Bootstrap Award" and "Startup to Watch" accolades.