May 20, 2011
KarmaCRM gets Zippy…Sorry IE
We’ve just made an advancement in our never-ending quest to provide you with a quick, zippy, responsive CRM. If you’re using Firefox 4, any version of Chrome or Safari 5, then you may have noticed pages are now loading a bit faster and loading indicator in between page transitions. We’ve taken advantage of some pretty cool technology supported by modern browsers to allow this to happen.
If you use ANY version of Internet Explorer however you are out of luck. You will still be able to use our software normally, as you have in the past, but will not get the added speed boost that users of our favorite browsers (FF, Safari and Chrome) do. Even in the NEXT version of IE…IE 10 they still don’t support this technology. Our advice….scrap the clunky, dated IE mindset and grab a modern browser to maximize karmaCRM and your overall web viewing experience.
Paid Accounts Around the Corner
We want to thank all of our beta users for the great feedback, ideas, suggestions and bug submissions. There’s no way we could have gotten here without your diligent help. Know that no matter how big we grow, listening to your feedback, and providing a thorough response will not change. You have helped build karmaCRM in a very real way and the least we can do is take your time and suggestions seriously.
We are now almost ready to launch paid accounts, but as promised are giving all of our existing users a 30 day free trial before the plans kick in. This trial starts Wednesday, May 25th and lasts for a full 30 days. This means that all new accounts beyond this point will receive a 30 day free trial, and all existing accounts will need to select a plan before June 24th. You’ll only need to enter credit card information if you select a paying plan. The “Always Free” plan will always remain free.
The Year of Social and Mobile
We have a lot of exciting things planned for 2011, and hope to focus on 2 areas specifically, mobile and social.
In the mobile department we are weeks away from completing our v1 Iphone app. It will have contacts, companies, tasks and events to start. Since we are all Iphone users ourselves, we need this app just as badly as you all do. After we launch the Iphone app it’s right back to our caves to get the Android app going.
In the past year, we’ve been focusing on getting the simpler aspects of CRM right. Now that we have our base, we plan to start connecting some of the missing social dots such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We don’t have much on this yet but we know there’s a lot we can do in this space. At the end of the day, we want to make sure you have everything you need WITHIN your karmaCRM account to close leads and win deals.
We can’t express enough how wonderful it has been dialoging with all of our users. You’ve impressed us with the high number of your suggestions that are spot on, and relevant to our whole user base. Choosing to emphasize customer driven development, we really didn’t know what we were going to get. Our users have proven it’s a viable business model and one we will hold very close. Looking forward to future, and we appreciate all the help we’ve gotten along the way.
Sending a warm THANK YOU from everyone here at the karmaCRM team!