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Better Reports with Hiveage

By Prabhath Sirisena

One of the most common requests we have received for CurdBee is to introduce more options in reporting. With Hiveage, we deliver. More detailed income over time reports, as well as new reports that take advantage of expense tracking through the new bills section.

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Hiveage Beta Update: Braintree

By Prabhath Sirisena

Hiveage is progressing well. If you have requested a beta invitation and haven't received it yet, don't worry, we'll be sending them out regularly and you'll get one soon. The first of several new payment gateways to be added to Hiveage is Braintree. Check it out in the Upgrade section.

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New Payment Gateways

By Prabhath Sirisena

CurdBee 2.0 will open up to the public soon, and we want to make it as comprehensive as possible. We will make the feature roadmap open as well so that our users can choose what new features get added first. The first step in that direction starts today. Please let us know what new payment gateway you want to be integrated with CurdBee.

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Retiring Google Checkout

By Prabhath Sirisena

Google Checkout has been the second most popular payment gateway among our users. It was available as a free add-on for anyone using CurdBee, and we hardly had any complaints about failed payments or delayed settlements. However, now that Google has decided to retire Google Checkout, we are getting tons of emails asking what we have on cards for existing Google Checkout users.

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CurdBee 2.0 Coming Up

By Prabhath Sirisena

For months now we have been talking about a "big update" to CurdBee. Our users have been remarkably patient with us while we were busy revamping the entire app, changing everything from the workflows to the UI to make things even more intuitive and user-friendly. There are also many new awesome features that even a name change might be in order!

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Colomboard Store Now Open

By Prabhath Sirisena

When we planned Colomboard, we wanted it to be two things: a platform for creative Sri Lankans to share inspiration, and an online store where they can sell their products. The first went into public beta last week, and today we unveil the second. The Colomboard Store will feature products from these brilliant Sri Lankan designers.

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Introducing Colomboard

By Prabhath Sirisena

There are so many creative freelancers and small business in Sri Lanka who would greatly benefit from an online store, yet have none available. Instead of complaining about it, we went ahead and built one. Meet Colomboard. Drawing inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy, we have created a platform for Sri Lankans to share their creations and experiences. Products from the most popular designers among them will then be featured on our online store.

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CurdBee is Five

By Prabhath Sirisena

Five years ago, we launched CurdBee. With no funding, no experience, no marketing or promotions—just a simple app, made by a rookie team, waiting for its users. For weeks, it was just crickets and tumbleweeds at CurdBee. And then Lifehacker happened. Since then we have made constant improvements to CurdBee, and people kept signing up.

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Laid-back and Passionate

By Prabhath Sirisena

An island mentality and Buddhist undertones in culture has made Sri Lankans a rather unmaterialistic lot in general. There are outliers, especially given increased Westernisation, but a notion of 'satisfactory living' is still clearly noticeable. Visitors from more driven and competitive places find this both irritating and inspiring.

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Mythifying the Startup

By Prabhath Sirisena

Myth is not just the stuff of novels. It is a living, breathing phenomenon that transmits through people, shaping and defining their lives. All countries and peoples have myths. So do companies and startups.

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