Catmoji’s Website is Shutting Down

We have decided to shut down Catmoji’s website (catmoji.com) at the end of this month: 30th of September 2015. It is a very tough decision to make but we think it is the right one. Now, we have a couple of good news and bad news.

The bad news

Catmoji’s website will close on 30th of September, 2015, until unforeseeable future.

As you might have noticed, we no longer work on Catmoji and the site hosting costs for the past few years was funded by our own pocket money and generous donations from some of the members. We sincerely thank those who had donated to our hosting fees. However, this is not sustainable and we can’t work it out due to financial reason and also the rising hosting fees.

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Thanks for all who supported last year’s donation drive, but this is not an ideal solution.

The only reason we keep Catmoji running until today is because some of you are still actively using the site to share lovely and cute cat pictures and videos. We hope this won’t stop, because these lovely cat posts had build a tiny yet humble cat loving community. This tiny cat loving community is still very dear to us and we would like to keep it going even after Catmoji’s website is no more.

The good news

We have decided to rebuild this community outside of Catmoji by using this service called BAND. It is a free group communication app that is available on the web and mobile (Android and iOS). We have created a Catmoji group and we would like to invite you to join us. You can invite your cat loving friends to join too, it’s open to all cat lovers.

Go to this link and signup: http://band.us/n/F5xDmuAM

I have some questions or things to tell the team!

If you have any questions, please… please don’t hesitate to contact us through our Band or email address.

Final note

The closure of Catmoji’s website doesn’t mean Catmoji is gone. We are keeping the brand, the Band group, blog, twitter, facebook pages active. Let’s work together towards this new chapter in Catmoji’s timeline and keep the community rolling.

Again, thank you for being part of Catmoji… these 3 years have been a fantastic ride, let’s hope it doesn’t end here.

There will be no Catmoji without you.

Meow,
Matt & Koekoe

Catmoji Is Now One Month Old

It has been a month since Catmoji’s beta launch and team Catmoji wants to say thank you, thank you, thank you thank you thank you to anyone who is happy and enjoyed cat pictures and videos shared onto our site. We will show you a little bit of insight on Catmoji’s journey and growth after one month being released onto the internet.

An actual photo of the team in the middle of a meeting with the neighborhood cat in Santiago, Chile. Photo taken by Weiting Tan, the co-founder of EpicPledge.com.

The Launch and the Growth

We launched Catmoji as a closed beta on Christmas Eve 2012. Catmoji went viral when it was a week old because it has been picked up by news portal and blogs from all over the world such as BetaBeat, Mashable, Lenta.ru, The Star, Fast Company, UOL and more! As a result, Catmoji’s user base has grown from 800 pre-registered users to 8000+ users who shared and reshared 25,000+ cat pictures and videos on Catmoji’s website.

"I'm enjoying my new Catmoji membership!" - Tribute Meowerkins, Meowtacular of Catmoji.

New Features

Not only we went through Christmas 2012, New Year 2013 and a speedy growth in our catmunity in a month, we made some UI modification to the website so it is more user friendly on tablets, and also added a few important features on Catmoji. New features such as users can now edit or delete their post and collection, add description to your collections, and onsite notification.

You can finally choose not to rely on email by keeping an eye on our onsite notification cat bell.

Future Plans

We are going to develop an ios app for Catmoji. Aside from that, Catmoji will announce its merchandise shop that focus on Catmoji’s illustrated happy cats. Keep an eye on our valentine special and maybe a few sparkling new catvatars in February.

Have fun in Catmoji!