2009: A New Beginning For Renkoo…
January 1, 2009
Renkoo was founded on March 1, 2005, with the belief that we could build a great application that employs the Internet to bring people together.
Version 1 of Renkoo lasted about two years. We built a website — Renkoo.com — that helped people decide when and where together with real-life friends. We learned a lot about building social applications and helped pioneer Dojo Toolkit in the process.
Version 2 of Renkoo also lasted about two years. We decided it was better to take your applications where people are — the social networks — and as a result we learned how to build an entirely different type of social application. We built a half dozen popular applications on Facebook and MySpace that got used by more than 36 million people over a half billion times. These applications were not fulfilling to us because although they were entertaining, they did not help people help other people.
From this point forward, we will serve the mission of helping people help other people.