We are experimenting with ad banners

Yeah, everyone hates ads, including us. Some people have argued that ads have in fact ruined the Internet. Now here we are explaining why we’re showing them on Kittysplit.

First of all, we’re only experimenting, which means that some users...

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We rolled our own Launchrock

We did not have a good experience with Launchrock. It failed at almost the exact moment when a PR opportunity came through, meaning that potential users ended up seeing an error page instead a signup form.

Also, quite frankly, Launchrock...

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A super simple way to split-test a call-to-action

Split testing is of course a very broad topic with truckloads of tools, frameworks, opinions, caveats, and pitfalls. We’re not going to go into all of that, but describe a very easy methodology for testing a call-to-action using Google Analytics.

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Webapp vs native app

App or no app? That’s a question that is regularly posed here at Kittysplit Towers. Surely the answer is app! Right?

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We’re actually pretty sure that many of our competitors (some long dead) sealed their fate...

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Kittysplit announces seed funding

Erdem Cakmak, a first-time investor, is funding Kittysplit.

“I used Kittysplit for the first time during a holiday in Anatolia”, says Cakmak. “It immediately struck me as being very elegant and solved a real problem. So today, I am very...

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Beta version of the all new Kittysplit

There is so much goodness in the new version of Kittysplit that we don’t actually know where to begin. It’s been completely rewritten from scratch and after vigorous testing we’re now confident that it can be slowly exposed to the...

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We found our domain name using Python

Finding a name for your startup is never easy. Many requirements must be met. A name should not be too generic, yet it should somehow convey an idea of what your company is about. You also need to be confident...

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Goodbye, Ubuntu

Kittysplit was made on computers running Ubuntu. The initial backend and the frontend were written on two indestructible Thinkpads which famously run the free operating system perfectly.

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It was only later that Macs entered the...

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5 lessons learnt building a micro-startup

You’re probably asking yourself what a “micro-startup” is. We call Kittysplit a micro-startup because we’re not funded and we don’t make money (yet). We don’t have investors demanding regular updates and we don’t have employees who depend on a...

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Hello World

Hi everyone!

This is the first post in our brand new blog. What can you expect here? Well, we’ll sporadically post about things that may be of interest, such as: new features, stuff we learned, changes in our technology stack,...

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