After internal testing of the signup process we just wanted to do a little bit of live external user testing of the signup before SXSW. So my co-founder Joe Johnston took off the password protection on the page and before going to bed last night we asked a few family and friends to test it.
We woke up this morning to over 10,000 users. And that grew to 20K in a few hours.
Yeah, that totally sucks, man.
It seems that these days, the easiest way to pile on a load of sign-ups is to integrate with Twitter and Facebook. If it makes sense for your app, it's probably a good idea to do so.