Today marks the first release of our new progressive redesign of Simplecast. You may be asking what is a “progressive redesign” and why are you doing it? The short answer is, we have completely redesigned Simplecast from the ground up to be even more simple, but we’ve decided to gradually release the new design and features at a pace that makes everyone comfortable.
After rebuilding our entire backend and moving over to .com from .fm, we’ve been releasing new features every two weeks. This is part of our internal philosophy to always be improving and to always be simplifying. After three years of solid use of our platform, we’re able to study and get feedback about behaviors and needs that inform our daily decisions on how to get better.
We want our clients to feel confident that the product is constantly and consistently being improved for performance, function, reliability and of course, simplicity.
This new strategy of evolution means that the interface moves forward in functionality, while simultaneously getting more simple, clear and direct. We’re learning how to get you what you need, when you need it, and removing or hiding the things that don’t necessarily need to be in your everyday workflow.
For the first stage, we’ve decided to strip back anything that wasn’t necessary or that didn’t add to your experience of hosting, supporting and sharing your great shows.
We hope that you enjoy the latest update and last week’s update for accepting donations. You can expect some great design improvements in the coming weeks, along with a serious upgrade to what our embeddable players can do for you.
As always, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We couldn’t do this without you.