In November 2013, Dan gave a talk to his local college and started compiling a list of a few of the books, apps and websites that he had saved in his bookmarks as he thought it would be a great resource guide for the students. The best decision Dan made was to write the list on Medium and make it public. The post was named “Resources” and at the time had just over 80 items.
Over the next few months Dan updated the post almost every month, and in April 2014 over 230 resources had been added. Some were discovered by Dan but most of were contributed by people via Medium or Twitter.
"Resources" became incredibly successful and at the time of writing, has had over 50,000 visits and over 800 recommendations. It was clear that this was something that people valued and wanted to be a part of, and more importantly contribute to.
So Dan began to prototype ideas for a web app, a directory of resources where people could submit their favourite resources and create their own feed based on their interests.
Dan partnered with developer Ryan Taylor in May 2014 and 3 weeks later the beta of oozled was launched.
We've got great ideas and plans for oozled, keep checking back for updates or follow us on Twitter @teamoozled.
Dan & Ryan