Updates

We're live!

Feb 6, 2019 21:09 UTC

We are live! Invites are going out in waves, to stress test the infrastructure. If you haven’t already, request your invite today.

Legal Update

Feb 5, 2019 16:04 UTC

We have our legal documents, which was the last major hurdle to launching. We're plowing through them now and there's a chance we may be able to start sending invites early!

It's almost time to get qinky

Jan 16, 2019 18:06 UTC

We have our official launch date!

Invites will begin being sent February 14th.

Stay tuned!

Queue

Jan 11, 2019 4:04 UTC

Queue feature for content creators.  Schedule posts or choose default times to post (i.e. every 5 minutes/2 hours).  Let the games begin.  

Inbox is live!

Jan 11, 2019 4:04 UTC

Now you can send/receive messages, create multiple conversations with the same user and create a group message with multiple users... that’s a qinky feature. Legal team is hard at work, more updates to come. Thanks again to all of our testers.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Jan 1, 2019 21:09 UTC

The latest release adds 'Choose Your Own Adventure', giving authors the ability to create stories with multiple storylines.

Stories

Dec 30, 2018 1:01 UTC

Stories have been released! Plus lots of other improvements. Thanks to all our testers!

Testing Continues

Dec 27, 2018 17:05 UTC

Happy Holidays!

We're continuing to roll out features and work with our testers on bug fixes. After the new year we should be able to get all our legal jargon sorted and begin sending out the invites.

Thanks for the continued support!

Early Access

Dec 23, 2018 21:09 UTC

We're still allowing a few people early access to help test. If you'd like to help, follow these two steps:
  1. Request your invite
  2. Send an email to [email protected] and let us know you'd like to participate
Keep in mind, you'll be one of the first people to access the system, so there won't be a ton of content yet. You'll be the ones helping us work out any qinks!

Deployed

Dec 21, 2018 5:05 UTC

We have deployed to production and have begun another round of testing with our volunteer testers!

Legal Stuff

Dec 20, 2018 16:04 UTC

Great progress was made on the development front in the last 24 hours. We're just about ready to blast out the first wave of invites, but we've got to get the legal side of things sorted before we proceed. Stay tuned!

Getting Closer

Dec 19, 2018 22:10 UTC

Testing is going well and we're working out the qinks! Still looking for additional testers. Please reach out if you're interested.

Testing!

Dec 18, 2018 23:11 UTC

Testing has begun. Thanks to those of you who are volunteering your time. It's much appreciated!

Early Access

Dec 18, 2018 17:05 UTC

We're looking for volunteers interested in helping us test, prior to the public launch. If you'd like to help, follow these two steps:
  1. Request your invite
  2. Send an email to [email protected] and let us know you'd like to participate

We'll be aiming for roughly 100 volunteers in the first wave.

Keep in mind, you'll be one of the first people to access the system, so there won't be a ton of content yet. You'll be the ones helping us work out any qinks!

Today's the Day

Dec 17, 2018 22:10 UTC

The day we've been dreading has finally arrived. Tumblr is mid-melt down as I write this.

We're working as fast as we can to roll this out the door, but it's not quite ready. Planning to send out a wave of invites this week.

All the support has been great, thank you. Please help us by sharing!

Share on Tumblr

Tumblr Import

Dec 14, 2018 20:08 UTC

Progress! We have the Tumblr import feature well under way and have successfully imported thousands of posts.

We recognize there is a ton of competition to create a landing spot for our community right now and we encourage you to go try out the other products. We have no doubt our quality will shine above the rest.

Cheers!


It appears Tumblr has blocked our servers, so we'll have to refactor the import to utilize the entire backup, instead of just the posts.xml file. Unfortunately, that'll delay the release of the import feature.

We Hear You!

Dec 9, 2018 17:05 UTC

It's clear you want your blogging functionality back. That's our number one priority and the feature we'll start with.

Once we have a decent blogging foundation, we'll begin invited alpha test users. After we've worked out any bugs, we'll begin development on subsequent features.

Again, invites will be sent to those who have requested them, so if you haven't done so... do it: https://app.qink.co/invite

Stay tuned!

Active Development has Begun

Dec 7, 2018 22:10 UTC

We're hard at work! Check back here for updates. We hope to begin sending out a wave of invites in the next couple weeks.

Thanks again for all the support!

User Revenue Share Details

Dec 6, 2018 17:05 UTC

We hear you! We've added more detail to the user revenue share description on the survey.

"Give the ability for users to gate and monetize their account/content (some or all). qink would handle subscriptions, payments processing, etc and the user would receive 70% of the revenue generated from their account/content."

Username Reservations On Hold

Dec 6, 2018 16:04 UTC

We've decided to put a hold on reserving usernames. After giving it more thought, it seems it would be unfair to users, if we end up not proceeding. If you have already reserved your username, fear not, it is safe.

If we decide not to proceed, we will refund all existing username reservation fees.

We're Moving Forward

Dec 6, 2018 1:01 UTC

We've seen such a positive response to this that we're going to move forward. Our goal is to release features as soon as they're available, so it might look a bit sparse in the beginning, but please bear with us.

One thing to note: The Tumblr import is still totally up in the air. We have yet to see a backup from the Tumblr export feature, so it's difficult to tell what that will look like. We'll post updates here as we know more.

Product Planning Update

Dec 5, 2018 19:07 UTC

We've had a tremendous amount of support, thank you all for that!

We're currently establishing the demand for the product. We're gauging interest based on invite requests, so if you haven't done so, please request your invite here.

We've also launched a survey. If you haven't completed it yet, we'd love your feedback: https://app.qink.co/feature-survey