64k contacts under management for 5Degrees! Big milestone.

August 4, 2011
5Degrees fans! We want to hear from you.

We have passed an exciting threshold today! We have just surpassed 64k contacts under management. You can download the app from the iTunes App Store here to try it out.

We have also been receiving some great publicity lately, including press mentions in:
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    • With Chicago’s technology sector booming and seeing new startups launched every day, Illinois politicians have started paying more attention to the tech sector -- from Gov. Pat Quinn signing new bills into law at TechWeek to state Sen. Dan Kotowski and state Rep. Ken Dunkin stopping by 5Degrees' booth to download their new contact management application for the iPhone. Edward Domain, CEO and Founder, Tech.LI
  • Chicago Tribune
    • When I look at the team and the roots we have here, it makes me excited about building a company here, said Jeb Ory, co-creator of 5 Degrees, a mobile application that helps organize contacts across a person's online social networks and email accounts. The app went live Saturday morning during the conference. -Wailin Wong, Tribune Technology Reporter
  • Tech Cocktail
    • In my short test, I liked using the product and plan to continue testing it over time. This is an application that anyone who is out meeting a lot of people should give a whirl. It has the ability to boost productivity around networking by offering a convenient toolset  for building relationships with both existing and new contacts. -Frank Gruber, CEO and Founder, Tech Cocktail
  • SocialTechPop
    • Interview with State Senator Dan Kotowski where he mentions 5Degrees (in front of our TechWeek booth, no less)
  • AsSeenOnPhone
    • 5Degrees is new and on to something so it will be interesting to watch, Antonio Wells, Editor-in-Chief, AsSeenOnPhone

We are excited to be part of the Tech.Li Thursday One event, which is kicking off tonight. We are in great company, with Tap.Me, Dabble, AndroidTapp, HuliHealth, CrowdSavvy, and many others joining the IfByPhone team at their offices!

And, as an extra special treat, the winner's of our hackathon from TechWeek, the LeapNToast team, will be in the house... and inside sources tell me they have already submitted their Android App to the Android Market, so with a little luck it will be ready for download tonight!

See you there! Oh, here's the Eventbrite link in case you haven't yet registered!


Also--a special thanks to everyone who has already weighed-in on how 5Degrees is working, including people like Frank Shapiro. We really appreciate your insights and are working hard add more updates to address things to make 5 even better.