In other news, the new year has seen a steady stream of new DJs and traffic on the site has been climbing faster than anticipated. We’ve been staying one step ahead in terms of keeping things running, but it’s beginning to tax our current hardware.
The next few weeks has the development team (@yan and myself) laser-focused on preparing the site for a major announcement which we expect to bring quite a few new blippers (as well as bring a little iJoy to you mobile DJs who need a little Blip.fm iFix on the iGo).
So as we upgrade the infrastructure and code base there might be a few scheduled outages. We’ll stay up long hours late at night to make sure anything drastic happens while the sane people are fast asleep dreaming about their perfect Blip (you know, that one perfect blip that brings in the max three props from every listener—but I digress).
The projected outcome from all of this is that the site will be able to withstand huge spikes in traffic with nary a regard. What you’ll be able to notice after we’re all done is that the site will load faster and feel snappier, something that’ll be welcome to everyone.
Keep an eye out here for more updates on progress.