The story of Ubivox
The first virtual steps towards our newsletter service were already taken back in 2003, when we released the first version. Back then, the system was called eBrev (Danish for eLetter) and its capacity and speed was considerably less than what we can boast about today.
After a couple of complete rewrites and a lot of experiences gained, the current incarnation of Ubivox is a solid piece of software that we are very proud of.
The predecessor to Ubivox, eBrev, is launched..
eBrev Enterprise 0.1
First release of Ubivox. Back then, it was called eBrev Enterprise and functioned as an extended version for the larger clients of the former eBrev-service.
First release under the name Ubivox. It featured a new interface and design editor and was translated to Danish. It was launched at the Iværk og Vækst fair in Forum, Copenhagen.
We added DKIM signing, mail merging in the subject field of e-mails and Google Analytics integration. Furthermore, statistics now included unsubscribing and junk reporting.
We enabled exporting to Excel and the use of external resources. Statistics now also showed online views of newsletters.
Statistics now include unique clicks. Furthermore, statistics can be hour-based. Google Chrome Frame is included. PDF generation is updated.
Featured a new subscriber profile and a new import interface. Improved error handling procedures in API.
New interface and design editor. Image editing was added, as was CSRF protection, an API log and list statistics. Furthermore, we enabled queueing of deliveries, based on segmentation. Regarding segmentation, we also enabled this to be based on e-mail addresses.
We enabled drip campagins and displaying video thumbnails in the editor. HTTP Strict Transport Security was implemented.
We enabled sharing of newsletters on social platforms, archiving inactive lists (hide) and the ability to perform mail merging in optin e-mails.
Logos on lists are now supported as well as Gravatars for recipients. New design of the archive as well as of the forms for subscribing and ubsubscribing.
New system for importing, with better speed. vCard on welcome site. Differentiation between hard and soft bounces. Statistics now include a 24-hour overview.
Google Apps login and Sender ID validation was included. Support live chat was launched. Newsletters can now be distributed to multiple lists.
A/B split tests now possible. We've enabled internal lists that are not public and a warning when credit cards are about to expire.
Time zones are now supported. New API for tracking sales. Online image editing enabled, using a solution from Aviary.