We’ve been teasing a new feature launch for a couple weeks now, and it’s finally time to pull back the curtain. This is by far the biggest series of changes that we’ve made since Lendle’s launch and we couldn’t be more excited.
Last week, we made some aesthetic improvements to your activity feeds. First and foremost, we think the new layout looks nicer, but many of the new features we’re introducing will reside, at least in part, on your user profiles, so a basic interface overhaul was necessary.
Over the weekend, in keeping with our goal of being as transparent as possible with our numbers, we went ahead and added another statistic to the book detail pages: Average wait for lend.
That is, how long is it going to take for a Lendler to get a particular book, once it has been requested? These are the numbers that we care about, and that we suspect our users care about.
Of course, we could arbitrarily cite the number of users we’ve signed up, but we think of that as an uninteresting statistic, beyond being an incredibly poor metric for success. We’d rather show you what books we have, exactly how many copies are available, and (on average) how quickly you’ll get a book once it has been requested.
Fireflies in December