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Welcome to the Computable Blog. On this page, you will find news and upates related to Computable.

About the beta

Wednesday evening, I announced the upcoming release of Computable on the IPython developer mailing list and on Reddit. I wanted people to know about it, and gather a handful of beta testers. Like, ten or fifteen.

Thursday morning, I had about 150 unread emails in my inbox, and more mail trickled in at a rather rapid pace. I answered all of them, inviting people to join the beta. At some point, however, I had to start rejecting people, because I have only a very limited number of slots (100, to be exact) available for registering test devices. If you emailed in but got rejected, sorry, it was simply because of a technical limit outside of my control.

The rather casual announcement has received a tremendous amount of interest I did not expect. Within the first 24 hours after the announcement, the website has seen about 8000 unique visitors.

Now, the first beta feedback has started to come in, and I’m currently answering emails, staring at crash logs, and triaging bug reports.

When will it be available?

I’m aiming for early July.

What will it cost?

Ten bucks. More precisely, the app will be free with in-app purchase. The free download will let you open, edit, and and run the bundled sample notebooks, to give you an idea of how the app works and what it is capable of. To create your own notebooks, you will have to make an in-app purchase of $9.99, however.

For the press

I will put together a press kit with a press release and product screenshots in the next days.