Collection Cool Factor

We’ve recruited a few more Betaknot testers and walked through the flow with them. More feedback means more forward progress in the way of user experience improvements. We’ve learned that one of the areas in need of some work was Collections. After a few days of brain-hurricanes and code-crunching, the collection cool factor has been up’d. Enjoy!

Collection Cool Factor

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Betaknot Beta is Up & Running

Betaknot is live! We have a beta version up and running that is functional and stable. It’s come a long way since it’s first iteration, and we’re very happy with the direction the project is heading. If you want to check it out, just head over to betaknot.com.

Betaknot Screen Shot

Search for stuff, create pages, save postcards, compile collections, and build out your betalog!

The Betaknot Backstory

We went to college, started our careers, and then a friend introduced us to this thing called climbing. We worked Monday through Friday and became weekend warriors. Our days off were full of adventure. We were introduced to wild places in our own backyard that we had never explored before. And then we moved…

We moved to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula for work. We didn’t know the area and didn’t have anyone to show us around, but we were excited to explore our new backyard. Sometimes our weekends were fun and successful. Other times they were full of road closures, poor signage, incorrect maps, and inadequate information. So we started thinking, there must be a better way…

We’ve spent countless hours developing the idea for Betaknot. It started simple, but slowly grew into what you see today. The original focus was on improving the research process for climbing related information. But now, Betaknot is a research tool that you can use for just about anything.

We hope you find Betaknot useful. If you have any ideas, we’d love to hear them. And if you’re still wondering, ‘beta’ means info in climber’s lingo, and knots tie things together.