09 January 2010 ~ 77 Comments

Sprixi update

It’s going to take a while for us to be back up unfortunately.  At least 2 weeks.
I can’t give an estimate at the moment because I haven’t sat down and really figured out the best way to improve Sprixi.  My excuse is that my computer has been packed up in a box for a week as we are moving house and office back to Sydney.
That Sprixi took off over the festive season has really taken us by surprise!  Thanks for your support.
It’s going to take a while for Sprixi to be back up.  At least 2 weeks.
I’m yet to sit down and really figured out the best way to improve Sprixi.  My excuse is that my computer has been packed up in a box for a week as we are moving.
That Sprixi took off over the festive season has really taken us by surprise!  Thanks for your support.

77 Responses to “Sprixi update”

  1. joe 9 January 2010 at 9:04 pm Permalink


  2. Luca Mercatanti 10 January 2010 at 4:28 am Permalink

    Hi! Very good work! Why you don’t put this project in open source? It’s really cool!

  3. Delia 10 January 2010 at 1:03 pm Permalink

    Look forward to your site up and running again. Learned about you from Lifehacker and had an opportunity to test drive your site and really liked what I saw.

  4. hobo 11 January 2010 at 4:02 am Permalink

    waiting for your coming back~

  5. Ahmed 11 January 2010 at 12:31 pm Permalink

    I Love Sprixi , Its Very Nice WEBSITE .

  6. Eva 12 January 2010 at 3:58 am Permalink

    please keep us updated

  7. annie 12 January 2010 at 11:51 am Permalink

    darn! i quite liked it, even though it wasn’t yet optimized. :)

  8. Josh 12 January 2010 at 3:26 pm Permalink

    Please bring Sprixi back very soon! It’s amazing! Good stock photos are always hard to come by…the search engine in the old sprixi was perfect.

  9. Bill C. 12 January 2010 at 11:11 pm Permalink

    One reason you probably got a huge amount of traffic a couple of weeks ago is because the Kim Komando website featured your website as their “Cool Site” of the day. Good luck.

  10. Adam 13 January 2010 at 2:45 am Permalink

    Like many, I found your site via lifhacker and I love it! Fantastic layout with a learning ability and smart filter. With more users all helping to rate and filter content, this site has the potential to be one of the most powerful image search sites on the net. Keep up the good work and hurry back!

  11. adam 13 January 2010 at 10:32 am Permalink

  12. KathyB 15 January 2010 at 12:44 pm Permalink

    Whew, I’m glad to hear it will only be a matter of weeks. Please put this back on line soon.

  13. khaled 15 January 2010 at 10:58 pm Permalink

    I Love Sprixi , Its Very Nice WEBSITE

  14. Pamonita 16 January 2010 at 9:40 am Permalink

    i don’t even remember where i heard of Sprixi… but i tried it and just looooved it! it went directly 2 my bookmarks
    i can’t wait 4 it to be back online!

  15. DrG. 17 January 2010 at 3:11 am Permalink

    Bougez-vous un peu les gars, on vous attend… ;-)

  16. Ed Jackson 19 January 2010 at 3:17 am Permalink

    Heard about your website from Kim Komando’s Cool Site of the Day. She thought it was a cool and useful site. Went to the site the first day she mentioned it and found it was dead. Been coming back a number of times since Jan 5 and still nothing. So maybe its a good site but right now its not. And it looks like it will be a couple more weeks at least before its up and running. Too bad.

  17. Mark 20 January 2010 at 3:06 am Permalink

    Good luck. This is a great site and I look forward to your return

  18. chris 20 January 2010 at 6:26 pm Permalink

    cool, but please do it quick!!!

    Love your website

  19. Maggie 20 January 2010 at 10:07 pm Permalink

    As a teacher I’m keen to use your site and show the students how you add the title of the photograph and the name of the photographer to the photos. We can then use these photos in our class projects. Please bring it up soon. I can use other CC sites for photos but then we still have to add a bibliography. Yours is so much easier for the students to use. Thanks. Looking forward to it being up and running again soon.

  20. miya 22 January 2010 at 5:29 am Permalink

    expecting ~~~

  21. Jackie 22 January 2010 at 12:17 pm Permalink

    Your site is amazing…the very best I’ve ever seen. The search tool is ideal for students who don’t often have a clear idea about what constitutes a good search term. No matter what I tried typing in, the results were exceptional. My students were also fascinated by the idea that they could help the site “learn” by giving their opinion on how well an image matched their search query. I also liked the embedded credits in the images which makes it so nice for the work’s creator…a guarantee of appropriate credit. Please, please, please come back to us soon. Nothing else compares. Thank you!

  22. spudz15 22 January 2010 at 6:05 pm Permalink

    Bummed that you guys turned off the site for a bit, but excited to see it faster. Can’t wait for it to come back!

  23. Candace Hackett Shively 23 January 2010 at 12:47 am Permalink

    TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free teacher resource web site that has been serving teachers since 1998, reviewed your site and chose it as a Featured Site just as you took it down! Thanks to some of our many thousands of teacher users, we found out quickly that Sprixi is not there right now. We removed it from our Featured Sites listings but would like to repeat it as a Feature as soon as it is back up. Please contact me when you revive it so I can tell our editorial folks to reactivate and feature. Sprixi has HUGE potential in schools, and teachers and students thirst for such a terrific resource. We can also provide you with a Featured site badge and link to the very complimentary review we have all ready to run about you! PLEASE hurry back!

  24. chanux 4 February 2010 at 4:20 am Permalink

    Please come back soon. I need images on my blog posts :D

  25. Susa 1313 4 February 2010 at 6:50 am Permalink

    Sprixi em pareix un lloc meravellòs ple de fotografies meravelloses i amb CC.
    Torneu prompte per favor!

  26. Guy At HockeyBias dot com 5 February 2010 at 2:31 am Permalink

    Why can you not leave the site up while you improve it?

    In the meantime, anybody know of a sprixi competitor for those of us looking for ‘free images to choose and use’?

  27. Yohan Perera 5 February 2010 at 6:03 pm Permalink

    2 weeks have gone by already, and Sprixi is still not online. We are mourning over our favorite web site.

  28. wiku baskoro 8 February 2010 at 3:36 am Permalink

    wating for sprixi back!

    i really love and need this site :D

    good luck for the improvement !

  29. Luca Mercatanti 10 February 2010 at 12:22 am Permalink

    When you open again?

  30. Diane 10 February 2010 at 2:10 am Permalink

    Please hurry back,,,,,,very good web site

  31. k 12 February 2010 at 7:01 am Permalink

    come back!

  32. Jan Parlin Pacelli 14 February 2010 at 8:49 am Permalink

    At least update us as to when you’ll be back….

  33. KathyB 14 February 2010 at 1:12 pm Permalink

    You’re not coming back, are you.

  34. Marc 14 February 2010 at 5:48 pm Permalink

    Please come back, you have an amazing concept with the potential to benefit a lot of people!

    Can’t wait :)

  35. Steve 15 February 2010 at 12:58 am Permalink

    I agree with KathyB………They are NOT coming back!

  36. Pat 16 February 2010 at 3:10 pm Permalink

    Hurry back! I don’t know what I’m missing!

  37. Greg C 25 February 2010 at 12:45 am Permalink

    any idea of when you’re going to be back? it’s been well over two weeks.

  38. kevin 26 February 2010 at 7:59 am Permalink

    C’mon Back! this is far too good of an idea to dissapear!

  39. jorge 28 February 2010 at 3:16 am Permalink

    c’mon guys! you can at least post something on the blog. Are you really coming back? am i talking to myself? do i actually need the internet?

  40. dawn 28 February 2010 at 11:15 pm Permalink

    it’s been almost 2 months now! did’ja get lost?!? We’re waiting with baited breath! (no, that does not mean we ate shrimp)

  41. LoneWolf345 1 March 2010 at 4:56 am Permalink

    This was the best place to me to find stock photos for those little project I get from time to time. We will not allow you to just vanish into the depths of the internet. All we are looking for here is to know that the project is still alive!

  42. jose 3 March 2010 at 5:57 am Permalink

    any new?? please respond

  43. ESJ 3 March 2010 at 3:20 pm Permalink

    Hey, could you at least do us the courtesy of letting us know if you’re coming back? Or maybe you could offer an optional email list so I can stop compulsively checking your blog for updates? For the short time I used it, Sprixi was a Godsend, and I miss it.

  44. goldy 3 March 2010 at 8:26 pm Permalink

    Hi all, sorry about my lack of reply. Obviously we aren’t making as fast as progress as liked. The comments are really motivating; thanks for your support. I suggest checking back on us in a couple of weeks, I hope to be able to get you an update then.

  45. Big Moe 4 March 2010 at 8:35 am Permalink

    We’ll be keeping an eye on ya! Get r done!!!

  46. Steve 12 March 2010 at 7:04 am Permalink

    Same song second verse………They are not coming back!!

  47. Big Moe 14 March 2010 at 2:09 am Permalink

    I guess not.

  48. Luca Mercatanti 15 March 2010 at 4:56 am Permalink

    We are waiting…………………………

  49. LoneWolf345 15 March 2010 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    Could you at least just put the site back up the way it was before? You are obviously too busy to be working on improving it at the moment. But I would be very kind if you could let us continue using the old format in the mean-time. Thanks for the great service that you USED to provide!

  50. txenteferrari 15 March 2010 at 7:43 pm Permalink

    Good luck. This is a great site and I look forward to your return