Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jaiku + Google App Engine = Fail

Michelle Neylon announced Jaiku Back Online at 1:22 AM Thursday morning (8/28/2008) after being offline since last Saturday for a move from the Google acquisition’s single Finnish server to Google App Engine’s cloud infrastructure. Michelle concludes:

Twitter, even if it has a horrible UI, is still a lot more popular.

After waiting more than a minute for the home page to open, here’s the even worse UI that appeared for me:

Given the choice, I’ll stick with Twitter.

Full disclosure: After about 30 minutes I was able to load a more respectable version of Jaiku’s front page, but it still took more than 25 seconds.


Jamie said...

That is how the site appears with no CSS applied.