Our post back in May 2009, When Will They Launch pointed out some companies waiting in the wings and extolled them to release their idea into the wild and let it flourish.
It's time for a recap of those companies to gauge progress.
It's also time to list a new group of companies and sites on the brink of release to give them a little sign-up love and encourage them to show us what you got.
First the recap of the last list which started with a quote from the founder of Linkedin, “If you review your first site version and don’t feel embarrassment, you spent too much time on it.” — Reid Hoffman
http://www.gathr.me/ New domain name, but closed beta for rangl.me
http://www.collegetravel.com/ Seems they sold the domain to a big Sqatter company.
http://elacarteonline.com/ Still the future home of:
http://sayagle.com/ closed beta, coming soon
http://www.sivvle.com/ coming soon
http://www.elevenlearning.com/ still in closed beta
http://textaurant.com/ sign up for when it becomes available (limited beta at a couple of venues)
http://www.buzzient.com/ Launched with customers and investors.
http://www.shopazooloo.com/ expired domain
http://www.boomstang.com/ we are launching soon
http://www.calisto100.com/coming_soon new and improved coming soon
http://www.demoing.com/ currently in closed beta
So that is 1.5 in twelve that has delivered anything publicly. Not a very high ratio. Not trying to give you guys a hard time, but let's see what you got. It's time to let us unwashed masses have a go with your app so you can find out what is good about it. Don't take our word for it though, listen to some people in the know....
Anyway, let's take a look at a new crop of hopeful new companies and sites looking to make their mark. Give them some sign-up love if you are interested and encourage them to take the plunge into the light of day.