Two weeks after the launch of My Phone Beta, the team is letting us know on their blog that they are listening to your feedback. Well, we already knew they were as the sign in problems for certain accounts got solved fast too, within days after the launch even! In this new post they highlight the most frequently discussed topics on the forums:
- Tighter integration with Windows Live services: Window Live suite of services provides a fantastic user experience around Contacts, Calendar, Photos and other user needs. We too are big fans and ardent users of these services and it is natural for you all to ask for tighter integration so that all of your personal data is consolidated in one single view. The initial goal for My Phone service was to test the concept and validate that we are solving a real problem for the users. Now that we have a resounding vote of confidence for the service our future plans are moving in this direction.
- Support synchronizing additional data: Your phone is a very personal device for lot of us. For some of us it is akin to having all of life in your hands and it is not fun thinking about losing all of this information. We have tried to support syncing the most frequently used data types keeping in mind the current and future trends but at the same time we have room for growth in this area for syncing additional information. There has also been active discussion around providing flexibility to select folders and files from the phone for syncing it with the service and also providing the option to sync Contacts, Calendar and Tasks even though they are managed by Exchange/ActiveSync.
- Suggestions on improving the experience on the My Phone Web Site: There have also been number of suggestions on further improving the overall usability of the web site along with the phone application. These are being evaluated on case by case basis and we will be taking those into account for future updates.
Nice! Thanks for listening My Phone Team! And they are not done listening, in fact they are asking for more feedback, even rewarding the best entry:
We would like to hear from you on how My Phone service has been useful to you. How has it helped you in a personal way where you realized that the data is now safe and you needn’t worry about it? The best entry will get a shout out on our blog along with access to My Phone service for friends and family without having to wait in the queue.
The team is also working very hard on on approving the waitlisted users, so keep an eye on your inbox. Maybe your confirmation mail is there already! It’s also rewarding to follow My Phone on Twitter as they are giving away promotional codes on a regular basis. And you know what that means: Instant activation!