Monday, October 12, 2009 by Emily Boyd
Four years ago yesterday, we breathed a sigh of relief: after more than a year of development, our super-secret project was finally ready to launch! Little did we know that the adventure of Remember The Milk was only just beginning…
Five days after our launch, there was already a crazy 50,000 tasks being managed with RTM. Perhaps that should've given us some indication of what we were in for, but it wasn't until 2007 that we figured out that, well, we might need a little help. (It turns out that two people and a stuffed monkey working full-time on a free app with some serious hosting bills does not a sustainable service make.)
So, we introduced Pro accounts, and we're extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us! :) We've been able to grow our team to six people, develop new stuff including a bunch of Pro features, and keep Bob well-nourished with a constant supply of bananas (something that I'm sure will please those who were concerned for his health).
We've also been busy continually improving and upgrading our infrastructure; there's a whole lot of you guys using RTM now, and collectively you're adding or updating over 2,200 tasks every single minute. Our hardware hamsters have their work cut out for them!
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us along our adventure over the past four years: thanks for all your support, your invaluable feedback, and simply using RTM (what can we say? seeing people get organized makes us happy!). We're excited to continue to improve RTM for you guys in the future. :)
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