As discussed in the v0.1.0 release notes, our plan is to do an initial open sign up mostly for people who know about what’s going on from this here forum. After that, we want to gate sign ups in some way and limit access to the beta so we can control the feature set and focus on building what you guys want.
The platform is very light right now so having open sign ups from people who don’t necessarily know what’s going on and our dev plan might hurt our brand a bit.
We’d like to get feedback on the following:
How many invites is reasonable to request before getting priority access to the limited beta (currently 5)?
Is the Twitch panel explanation reasonably easy to understand?
v0.2.0 we’re going to gate sign ups like this:
User signs up
Users can still sign up easily with social links and those of you with existing accounts at that point will be able to sign in to your beta access.
After that, we collect the usually info (whatever isn’t being passed by the API you’re connecting with). The important bit here is the username. Since this is unique, we want to encourage people to grab the username they want in our system. As we release things like public profiles, this will become an important thing to have.
Once you’re signed up, we’re going to kindly ask you to invite 5 of your friends to do the same. This can be accomplished however you like using the custom link we’re providing you. We also give you a couple options to make it easy: Tweets, Shares, and Twitch panels.
We aren’t just going to tweet or share for you. We’re just going to give you the box and a suggestion, because no one wants someone writing on their account for them
After you refer 5 of your coolest most awesome friends, you’ll be granted priority access in line for beta. You can also, of course, keep referring new people to the platform.
Please reply with feedback.