We are planning to officially "Go LIVE" on June 5th, 2008.
We have just a couple of minor issues to work out first and I want to have our Logo ready to go by then as well. Our Logo Design contest has been moved to "DesignContest.net" (dead link removed) -which is tough to get accepted- but we will still accept submissions directly as well. We will choose a winner from "DesignContest" and may -if a design really catches our eye- choose a separate winner outside of that contest.
After we go live, we'll be adding a few more enhancements to the PRO feature-set (such as custom "Site Queued" thumbnail for simple method), but the basic service will remain unchanged.
This launch date will be the "moment of truth" -so to speak- because all of our competition has offered a free BETA period and then pulled the plug on the "free" services. That is one main reason I started this service, because I couldn't justify paying so much for basic thumbnails that I thought were going to be free!
You'll all be pleased to know that the basic service will remain free for all and only a small percentage who want the truly advanced features (like custom sizes, full-length, specific pages, instant refreshes, etc) will be asked to upgrade to our PRO membership level. Even that will be very reasonably priced (yet to be determined).
At any rate, we're making good progress and lots of people are talking about ShrinkTheWeb, so I have to throw out a BIG THANK YOU for helping us spread the word. In fact, we are now the #1 (non-sponsored) ranked startup at KillerStartups for all of 2008 and in the top #10 for all-time! Wow!
We are looking forward to helping you make your websites stand out and helping you do what you do, better!