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Cool developer friends we have

People appreciate good apps and are willing to spend their own time and effort to build on something good to make it better. I think what Isaac Newton said can't be more true, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

We'd like to show our appreciation to 2 of our cool friends who did stuff in their free time. Presenting, *drum roll*...

Deepak Sarda
He wrote a greasemonkey script for, and the screenshot is as below. (Picture courtesy of Deepak)

Looks really cool, I'm using it as well. Find out more about how you can make gothere look the above and all his other cool stuff at his page.

Next up...

Abimanyu Raja
A young man (younger than us at least... :D) who's working on Ubiquity, a Firefox extension which I use too from time to time. He wrote a "goto" command for gothere, and for people who use Ubiquity, you can subscribe to it right here.

(Picture courtesy of Abimanyu Raja)

We would of course welcome all other developers to improve what we have, and don't be shy to contact us if there's some changes to our code that you would like to have. Unless the change will blow up our computers, we'll gladly do it. (Ask Deepak, he knows.)

We promise we'll be giving developers more cool stuff to play with soon, so look out for this space!

Our 90 seconds of fame

For people not so interested in the annual Budget presentation by the government, we were mentioned during the Budget 2009 speech by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

For us, it's a huge breakthrough in our PR efforts and getting ourselves out in the public so that more people can make use of our service. Getting mentioned in the speech was followed by newspaper reports by Singapore papers, The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao.

For people who missed the budget speech and especially if you were having a toilet break while we were mentioned, here's our 90 seconds of fame. on Singapore Budget Speech 2009 from Kkkk on Vimeo.

FM did a pretty good summary of what our website is about, and of course we'd like to thank everyone who made this possible.

What a beautiful day!

Getting mentioned in the Budget speech for 90 seconds is a huge boost for gothere team's morale. Many things might have changed but some things never change, our committment and passion to make things easier.

Garag3 and NUS enterprise has organised a sharing session for entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs today, so we'll be sharing our thoughts as well. Do come down and show your support!