Good-bye MySpacers

July 13th, 2009

I had a few days to think about wether I should write this post or not. But it seems people have noticed my absence. 😉 or chose to write a similar post before me.
So with this I would like to dedicate the post to the awesome people I had the chance to work with at MySpace.
As we all know, all good things come to and end eventually and thus it’s time for me to say good-bye. A move to the Bay Area will be next for me in a month or two. And from there? We’ll see.

To reminiscence a little: I really had an awesome time with all of you there!
In the last year we had a phenomenal turn-out of new products, gaining and satisfying literally tens of millions of new and existing users and changing the mobile landscape together with our tremendous set of partners from Microsoft to RIM, from AT&T to T-Mobile, from Google to Shazam. I’m proud to have been able to work with a tremendously dedicated and passionate group of people, which I am happy to call friends now.

With our nimble mobile team, we were able to achieve a great set of product launches, including among many others:
Mobile WebNext, one of the world’s most advance mobile websites for WebKit browsers
a whole new m.myspace.com, with enhanced graphical abilities and new feature sets and tremendous performance and uptime improvements leading to tremendous usage growth.
– a unified new look and user interface to make users feel home on multiple platforms
a revamped SMS status product
photo uploads via eMail, MMS, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Sidekick and more. Today a very large percentage of photo uploads to MySpace come from mobile.
– the first social networking application on Android, gaining the number two download spot on the Android Market
– the fastest downloaded application on RIM BlackBerry devices
– numerous new releases and feature updates for the Apple iPhone app, Sidekick, Nokia devices and more.

One thing we should not forget is the tremendous scale at which the team worked. Every little piece of code literally has an impact on millions of people. This I think should humble us all. Farewell friends and best of luck!

2 responses to “Good-bye MySpacers”

  1. Steve comments:

    I’d wish you luck in your future projects, but I know you don’t need it.

  2. Robbie Coleman comments:

    It was great working with you as well Ulf! The thing I enjoyed most about you was your passion for your products and your respect for our users. I truly wish you luck for whatever is next for you and look forward to seeing your “next” happen. Cheers!

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