Friday, February 22, 2008

1st Edition Printed Mag Available

We successfully started printing magazines in addition to publishing online. Our first shot at it looks great! I can't wait to get my hands on later editions. We figured it would be cool to offer this first edition to the public on a limited basis to make owning this 1st issue more special to those that hop on the Uncharted bandwagon early. Not only will you be able to immerse yourself in the Uncharted while you're on the computer, but now you can have stories and visuals in the palm of your hand! Here's what the Feb 08 edition cover looks like:

This is a real basic, short, barebones start, but the longer we keep hacking at it the better it will get.

If you'd like to purchase a special 1st edition Uncharted magazine, send a blank e-mail to and we'll respond with ordering instructions.

Update on the bigger picture: We have some great interns helping us design the core functionality of the future site. We had a great meeting last week to discuss how we want to make it easier for the users to navigate our site's future content. Our designer, Andrew, created an awesome site map for us. Everything is chugging along.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Uncharted Unleashed!

We did it!

We set out to get Uncharted public in 2007. In mid December, we met that goal by showing our families and friends and getting search engines to crawl the site. We also executed limited testing during the summer (thank you to everyone who helped with that), but now the whole world can visit to jouney with us. Here's a snapshot of what the site looks like:

Take some time to check it out and let us know what you think. There are features on Alligators in Idaho, hiking the Jewel Basin in Montana, Geocacheing, and more.

We've kept our momentum since the public release in December. We released as but have since acquired the .net URL. Now we're focusing on the next phase, which will make it easier for you to upload content. Slowly but surely the word is getting out and we're making more contacts that are interested in this project. Its been really exciting and I hope I can update you more often.

The biggest thing we need right now is to get the word out about the site and to get everyone's feedback. Some of you have given us some great inputs and we wouldn't be where we are without it. The nice thing about the web is that you can always change and adapt.

I must admit though, that turning an idea into reality on the web is not always the easiest cup of tea to drink! Still, when you look back to my earlier post that shows where we've come from, it truly is exciting.