ArabCrunch Beta is Here
After about 2 month of testing ArabCrunch in Alpha version using blogger, we finally moved to beta and being hosted using the self hosted wordpress.
The beta launch came kinda late because I was busy with my life, and trying to sort out things. Now I will dedicate more time to ArabCrunch, and update it regularly with more great stories about Arab originating web 2.0 and mobile 2.0 startups and established companies.
The beta launch uses a nice custom theme, which provides many new features such as categories, tag cloud, and sponsoring. We also added pages, such as (submit startup) and (submit news) pages, where we allow startups and companies to notify ArabCrunch about their product(s)/service(s) and news using forms. While others can share with us tips of an inside news they have.
These new features are common in any professional blog, so it was necessary for ArabCrunch to have them in order to grow, and because blogger does not offer the same great features wordpress offers.
Under beta launch we will still have some bugs to fix, so bear with us. and stay tuned for our the full launch which is coming soon.
We have a list of features to add to our blog, and as time passes we will add them gradually.
If you are an Arab originated startup or an established company in the areas we cover, we would like you to notify us about what you do and what is new with, so we can profile and review you here, providing you with advice and help spread the word about you.
I thank every one who contacted me and giving their feedback. I also would like every one to help spread the word about ArabCrunch which in turn will help Arab originated startups to excel and grow. You can do so by doing the following:
1- If you are a blogger or a news reporter please write a story about ArabCrunch.
2- Email all your friends telling them about ArabCrunch.
3- Link ArabCrunch to your blog or websites.
4- Follow us on twitter here.
5- If you are using twitter, wawet, Brightkite, or any other microblogging platform, please do repost our posts.
6- Join ArabCrunch Group in facebookand linkedin and invite all your friends.
7- Social Media: Submit and vote posts from ArabCrunch on facebook, digg, reddit, stumbleupon, mixx or any of your favorite social media website.
8- Subscribe to our RSS feed here.
9- Add ArabCrunch to Technorati.
10-Tell every one you know about ArabCrunch :).
11-Use any other innovative way to spread the word.
We also urge our readers to post comments to our posts, to create a conversation where every one can benefit from.
Finally, many thanks to Feedoor.com and its founder Mahomoud who made this release possible. And I thank them for being ArabCrunch first sponsors. We wrote about feedoor here. I ask everyone to open their feeds with feedoor, whether it is a blog posts or comments feed, social activity feed , or any other feed.
Feedoor is the ultimate feed service where you can add many items, create and merge many feeds from outer sources with different feed formats (RSS,ATOM,RDF) in one single feed, you can also customize the look and the feel of your feed the way you want.