My friends at Plazes have been in the midst of an extended-play relaunch of their service for the past week. They decided to simultaneously release a complete re-write of the underlying code, a complete re-cast of the UI, move their offices across town and, for good measure, to send the two founders to Copenhagen in the midst of all this.
Among the functionality casualties of all this upgrading, at least for the moment, are the ability to reliably “Plaze one’s self” by SMS using a mobile phone. Which is the way that I tend to use Plazes most.
Hence the irony of arriving in Berlin, all ready to experience the heady joys of being drenched in geotaggalicuous Plazes goodness only to find it all just frustratingly beyond my grasp.
It Will All Get Better soon, they tell me. Perhaps just in time for my departure ;-)
I’ll no doubt have more to report once I’m inside the mothership later today.