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Answerables Tour

On the Road

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You’ve heard of dinner and a movie? How about dinner and a beta? The Nexed Team and Answerables landed with a badda-boom badda bing at East Side Mario’s  in the first of what we’re calling our ‘flash demo’ series.

After a little bit of fancy footwork getting ourselves online and plugged in, we rolled up our banners and got down to it! This first one was really meant to test out our ‘roadworthiness’, and a couple of bumps (they’re always in the road) aside, Answerables seems to be purring along nicely.

Even without any prior media shout outs, we had some folks drop by. Kiddos mostly, in search of something to do while their parents finished off their desserts. And as you all know, kiddos are our speciality! There were oohs and ahhs, especially with Answerable up on the big screen; the kids got a glimpse of our newly re-designed POD, and a chance to sit down behind our macs and take a test drive.

But if YOU want to have a peak, you’re going to have to wait till our next flash demo…won’t be long. And this time we’ll keep you all in the loop. Thinking somewhere caffeinated maybe…?

And of course, in case you hadn’t heard, this is all in full prep mode for Web Summit 2013  in Dublin’s fair city. We applied and were accepted into the Alpha programme, which helps startups get a booth without having to re-mortgage the house. So when it all goes down in Dublin in late October, Nexed and Answerables will be in there with the best of them! And not to toot our own horn, but we think they’re pretty lucky to have us;).

FYI, we’ll be seeking out some brave Ansibles and Pedagogs on THIS side of the Atlantic to help us out ‘live’ on the day we show our stuff. If you think you’re up to the challenge, drop us a line.

 Wonder if there’ll be pasta?

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And the winner is….

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The Survey Monkey has left the building! We have officially closed down our virtual focus group and access to Answerables v.1. Thanks to everyone who took the time to go in and check things out. At this stage in the game there is no such thing as ‘negative feedback’—every little bit helps! As promised, the draw has been drawn, and we’re happy to announce the winners of the Kobo Arc (a brother and sister dynamic duo) are Griff and Maud Saunders from Toronto. Congrats, guys! Of course, we wish we could Arc-ify ALL our awesome participants, but we’ve gotta keep pinching those pennies (make that nickels) for now.

So it’s time for us to head back up to STEMlab and tinker, tinker, tinker—.and as  famous Canadian rockers BTO once said, ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!’ When we emerge with v.2 in a few weeks, Answerables will be fully integrated with what we here at NXHQ proudly call our ‘secret sauce’- the Dashboard. Our users will have access to a horn o’ plenty of educational online resources and collaborative tools housed in a personalized virtual hang out space where they can explore and create on their own, and then share and invite others to join the party! It is really gonna be ALL THAT!

Then, of course, it’s on to a second round of ‘Testing, Testing 1,2,3—’

Keep checking back and we’ll keep you fully looped in!

Last day to send Answerables Tour feeback & enter to win a Kobo Arc

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They say Jimi Hendrix was the master of feedback, but he’s got nothin’ on our team of awesome and opinionated first round Answerables testers! We’ve gotten a whole slew of responses to our survey and we’re about ready to put names into a big hat and pull out the proud new owner of a Kobo Arc.

For any of you last minute-ers out there (and at NXHQ we happen to know a little bit about that ;)—you’ve got until midnight tonight to press send and get us your feedback on the Answerables tour for your chance to win the Kobo Arc.

In case you’ve misplaced the information we sent you by email, here’s how to download the Answerables tour:

Mac Answerables Tour download linkhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/pabt9k2ug6ph3bj/Answerables.dmg
Windows Answerables Tour download linkhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/b94noepkwli1idg/Answerables.zip
And here’s a link to our focus group questionnaire in case you’re having trouble making it to the end of the tour but want to provide feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AnswerablesTour

We’ll make the big Kobo winner announcement this Friday! Thanks to EVERYONE who took the time to participate. Your thoughts are crucial in helping us shape the next version of Answerables.