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The Ripe Blog

A brave new world

Submitted by Alistair Martin on 11th April 2013

Welcome to RipeNear.Me! If you're reading this, you're likely one of our first users in our ambitious attempt to change the way the world sees food.

This site is only as good as the listings provided by you, the grower of great food. For our mission to be a success we need your help to post your food and share it with the world.

We'd also love your help to share this idea with your friends, family and followers. The benefit you'll get out of RipeNear.Me will grow exponentially in proportion to the number of users posting and picking food here.

Any feedback you have is welcome - please submit it through our contact page. It's a site built for you, so we want to know what we can do to make your experience here better.

What "beta" means for RipeNear.Me

We have been hard at work creating the base platform for RipeNear.Me and getting us to this stage. Rather than prolong our development time by trying to include everything from the beginning we've decided to add features to the core functionality as they become ready. Planned improvements include:
  • Search and mapping
    This one is very close to production. In fact, it was due to launch with the rest of our site but needed just a little more tinkering first. Stayed tuned for this in the coming days and weeks.
  • Mobile and tablet friendly layouts
    We realise our current format is not yet pretty on phones and tablets. It's something we're working on and will be updating soon.
  • Better language, international and localization support - read more
  • Enhanced user profiles
  • Power grower/user accounts
  • And much, much more!
    There are countless smaller (though important) improvements planned, so be sure to check our blog regularly for updates. You might wish to check our Facebook and Twitter pages too.

We want to hear from you

Your feedback is not just important to us - it's critical. Our aim is to make the very best site for you (yes you!) to find and share local foods. If there's something we could be doing better, or a great feature we could add please let us know! RipeNear.Me is as much your site as ours.

About RipeNear.Me

RipeNear.Me is a small startup with an ambitious goal.

Driven by a desire to make a positive change, we aim to make it easy to find, share, swap, buy and sell local and homegrown foods.

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