Our team at Nollr was surprised when we heard that iGoogle is going to be retired next year. On November 1, 2013 to be exact. Google has posted a support page explaining the decision. It would seem Google is focusing its energy and efforts into Google Chrome and the Chrome Web Store.
Nollr, an awesomely customizable start page, is available to welcome many of these ex-iGoogle users. We’re truly excited to have them join our growing community. Currently, we’ve focused on providing a great experience to users of modern browsers: such as Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Like iGoogle, Nollr is built in pure HTML and requires no installation and maintenance. Many ex-iGoogle users were also saddened when the mobile version of iGoogle was retired last July. We think mobile users will especially appreciate what we’ve done with Nollr, which uses a flexible design and automatically reformats your Nollr start page to the size of your screen. One simple page of many sizes.
While we’re still in our closed-beta phase, we’re bringing new users online just as fast as we can and we’re excited to have so many new users signing up everyday. If you’re interested, you can sign up here. And, while we have your attention, we’ll mention just one more thing we think makes Nollr extra special. Unlike iGoogle or many other start page offerings, Nollr is participatory. Users can optionally share their widgets, images, and entire Nollr pages with other users when their page is switched to “public”. We’re already impressed with what our users are creating, and we know they’re just getting started.
So, for all you ex-iGoogle users, while you have our sincere condolences, we hope that when iGoogle runs dry, you’ll give Nollr a try. If not, you can still help us out by spreading the word, suggesting a feature to @nollr, or stopping on back just to see what we’re up to. We hope you will!