March 17, 2011
We would like to notify you that we will be shutting down the
Dabble DB service on May 18, 2011. After exploring other options
including finding another home for Dabble DB or continuing to
try to support it ourselves, we've come to this difficult
decision. We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
Your data will remain available for export by you through
May 18, 2011. After May 18, your data will become unavailable,
so it is important to complete your data export no later than
May 18. After May 18, we will begin the process of purging all
user data stored on our hardware. To assist you with your data
export, we have prepared data export instructions, which you
can find at http://dabbledb.com/help/index/backup.
If you are a month-to-month Dabble DB service customer, we will
have stopped billing your credit card as of the date of this
letter, March 17, 2011. If you are an annual or semi-annual
pre-paid customer, we will credit the card we have on file for
you with a prorated refund from March 17, 2011 to the end of
your pre-paid billing term. If you are a cheque-paying customer,
we will be issuing you a pro-rated refund by cheque and mailing
it out to the invoicing address we have on file.
If you have any questions related to exporting your data or the
closure of your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and
we will do our best to assist.
Thank you for having been a Dabble DB customer.
The Dabble DB Team
April 16, 2009
Webware hit the nail
on the head when they said that. Here at Dabble DB, we believe that
hosted databases are the way of the future and boxed software will
eventually be a thing of the past.
Think of hosting your data online like having your own database
personal assistant. We backup your data every two hours, instead of you
having to take care of this yourself. When you have a question, we’re
here to help you along. And, there’s no need to wait for next year’s
edition for new features - you get them as we develop them.
Boxed software often limits your use to a single computer, which
makes it impossible for remote access and sharing your data. Dabble DB
lets you, and the people you would like to share your database with,
have access from any computer around the globe.
Our newest addition has taken Dabble DB’s remote capabilities one
step further by allowing you to access Pages from your Apple iPhone,
Apple iTouch and all other Android services. As if you need another
reason to be glued to your phone…
Dabble DB has been nominated in the “Say no to boxed software,” category for the Webware
100 awards and voting is taking place right now. We’re up against some
pretty big players; so if you feel like showing Dabble some love and
casting a vote for us, head over here
November 19, 2008
Our ears have been ringing and we now know why - you’ve been talking about us.
We're curious to know how you’re using Dabble. Thanks to blogs and videos, every so often we get a glimpse.
Whether barrel prices are falling, or pirates are hijacking ships, oil
is always a topic of conversation in the news and at home. Recently, Jon Udell was chatting to a friend about oil and wanted to
know where most of our oil comes from. Well, he did his research and used Dabble to create a nice map to show the results, complete with geographic percentage breakdowns.
Moving across the pond...
Simon Willison used Dabble to help him organize The Guardian's first ever Hack Day, which consisted of 37 demos, 24 hours, 15 guest hackers, 8 judges and a handful coveted trophies. More coverage here.
Dabble has also been getting quite a few tweets lately on Twitter.
Your long range weather forecast calls for sun, wind, rain or snow.
September 11, 2008
Business Ready is a fantastic company that can be described as "the
'go-to' for tactical answers for 'the little guy' just starting out."
These guys (well in this case, ladies) are on the cutting edge of
sourcing out new tech savvy tools and products that are easy to use and
help small businesses hit the ground running. They have tested out some
pretty cool products and have broken them down into concise and
informative reviews on their blog, and not to mention they have a
pretty good sense of humour to keep readers entertained.
As an avid reader of Business Ready's blog, I was happy to see them say such nice things about Dabble:
Business Ready evolves, our need to collect, manage and share data
continues to grow. We decided against a traditional CRM solution to
manage our contacts, partly because of price, but mostly because our
needs extend far beyond simple contact management. Having the ability
to share all of our data from several worldwide locations is critical
for us, so we decided to explore Dabble DB.
Working remotely has become more common as businesses have planted
their roots internationally, allowing their employees to work outside
of the office. Having the ability to access your data from anywhere in
the world (provided there is Internet) allows the workflow to run
smoothly and remain uninterrupted. Not to mention, it makes working
in Belize much more accessible to the workaholic on vacation.
What I loved most about Dabble DB was the simplicity and
flexibility. Within minutes I was able to create a customized solution
with the ability to analyze the data in whatever way I wanted.
sometimes get asked why we don't have pre-made forms for customers to
use and we figure it's much like pre-made food, you can't take out the
stuff you don't like and replace it with the things you do like. Being able to customize your database makes it
fit your needs without all the unnecessary fillers and stay fresh and up to date.
The most compelling feature about Dabble DB is the ability to edit
the underlying data model and configure fields right from the data
We're human and we all make mistakes, we figured
why make it harder to fix and edit things for our customers?
To read the rest of the blog entry and learn more about Business Ready go here.
May 13, 2008
Computerworld magazine reviewed Dabble DB in an article last week, and had some nice things to say about how fast and easy it is to get up and running:
Where Dabble DB shines is in importing multiple tables and then setting up relations among fields in different tables after the import. After less than half an hour (including watching an 8-minute demo video), I had imported my data and automatically set up relationships between what were separate Excel sheets.
I can't imagine the process being simpler.
They also complimented us on our "elegant interface" and the drag-and-drop form builder we introduced last year. Dabble DB wasn't the only product reviewed, but we're pleased with how we well we stack up against the competition.
March 6, 2008
There are some great conferences this month that have the people of Dabble DB packing their suitcases. If you are doing the same, find us and say hello!
Avi is speaking at SXSW Interactive and QCon and will be attending NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference. Andrew will be joining him at SXSW and NTC.
February 25, 2008
The Webware 100 Awards have come around again. A list of 4,600 qualifying web 2.0 services is down to 300 finalists. Yours truly is included in an impressive list of productivity applications. Please take a moment to VOTE before March 31, 2008.
August 28, 2007
Three Nimble, Fast and Small software startups are featured in the September 2007 issue of CDW's BizTech Magazine: Ipolipo, 37Signals, and yours truly. Many thanks to Dave Chappelle for the words and Christopher J. Morris for the photos.