Before our 1.2 upcoming release later this week, we wanted to share with you how things have been going so far and what’s next.
As you know, we started Jolicloud to create the best experience to enjoy the Internet. We looked around for the perfect OS to host that experience and we couldn’t find it, so we started to build our own OS.
Our mission was simple — to create the perfect OS for the modern Web. We were driven by three revolutionary principles:
- With Jolicloud you shouldn’t need to buy a new computer; it’s designed to make the most out of your existing ones.
- Jolicloud should deliver an exceptional user experience for free, making computing and navigating the Internet fun and easy.
- The Jolicloud user interface should synchronize to the cloud so your desktop would be accessible from anywhere, just by using a Web browser.
Since our 1.0 launch back in August, more than 300,000 of you have created a Jolicloud account. It seems that you enjoyed our selection of 1000+ apps because you have installed more than 3.5 million of them so far. We want to thank you for your feedback, as well as the thousands of emails, tweets and testimonials about how Jolicloud has transformed your computing life. All around the world we hear the stories of schools, companies, families and computer enthusiasts who have switched to Jolicloud.
Back in December, we introduced a Web only version of Jolicloud for the Chrome Web Store. That app has already reached 60,000 installs and is now among the top 40 most popular apps. This success has convinced us that we now have to expand our experience beyond our own OS to be relevant on other platforms.
Jolicloud will soon be available:
- As part of Joli OS. To avoid confusion, we have renamed our OS to “Joli OS” and will refer to our online desktop as Jolicloud.
- As a Web app. In addition to our availability on the Chrome Web Store, we will support Firefox 4, Safari 5 and the iPad (as an experimental HTML5 port).
- As an Android app (future). We are extremely excited by the potential of Jolicloud in the mobile space.
We will release new screenshots and details over the next days — so stay tuned!