Today morning turned out to be a great surprise for me since while having a daily check on the community registration figures, I realized that 87 members had registered from IIT Delhi in the past two days (i.e. 26th and 27th)!! This addition makes txtWeb cross 625 registrations on the community and there have not been many occasions when we have seen so many additions at once on the community and surely not when we were not anticipating them ;)
Another interesting development from IIT Delhi that happened during the same period was the publishing of the super popular @finds (or what you might know as 'search ka baap ) app which grabbed 54 votes (and counting) within less than 70 hours of being published and has become the second most voted app on the community!
Although I am very happy that finally our folks at IIT Delhi know us more, I am also wondering what happened so right! :) Was it that the app creators promoted their app very well in IIT Delhi or was it that suddenly some very smart people developed interest in txtWeb and shared their excitement with their friends? If some people from IIT Delhi can solve this mystery for is, it would be delightful.
Whatever be it, the best lesson this app has taught us, is the power of word of mouth. If we can get so much excitement in a small group of 4 campuses, I wonder what can be done with a bigger community of passionate developers or enthusiastic users!
|Hey Achintya, Thanks for your appreciation. To let the cat out of the bag, we think word of mouth publicity among and beyond our folks is showing up now. It feels great to witness such enthused response for our work, not just from our campus but from around the world. This is just the beginning and we are working on exciting new updates. Team Search ka Baap ;)|
|I agree Achintya! I'm from Canada.. and somehow stumbled upon this community from a Facebook post and ended up here... I must say Swapnil's app is quite commendable.! and it really deserves all the horns and whistles that it is getting..! But, i dont know why this community is confined only to IIT's...?? You should have some documentation and developer notes for the outsiders as well to make the community more vibrant and budding!|
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