The Chairman and CEO of the eDoorways Corporation, Gary Kimmons, today issued the following response to criticism of the first beta version of the “SOLVE” doorway, launched just days ago on Christmas day.
“Surprisingly, the company has received much criticism and questions concerning the first beta version of our first doorway, ‘SOLVE.’ These concerns encompass everything from the current look and feel of the current interface to user accessibility. Our intention was to address all concerns through a forum sometime next week after gathering and analyzing all of the public’s inquiries. While this remains to be the plan, a sense of duty to our long time supporters compels my voice here today.
“There have been many developments and changes to our strategy over the past two years. Countless hours of care, consideration, planning and development went into what elements would ultimately be needed to deliver to the world not only a compelling Web 3.0 intellectual platform, but an internet company that actually generates income from multiple revenue models; thus truly substantiating company value. To accomplish this, we have engaged the technological expertise of groups like DPCI, Real Time Data and Telcordia. These are organizations of high regard to which other industry leaders know their names and reputation and quite frankly do not deserve the indirect and negative inferences toward their capabilities.
“Aside from the setbacks or required adjustments any new product will face, we are exactly on track with our development plan. The Beta v1.0 we released on Christmas is simply the first of numerous upcoming releases of SOLVE. It is the connectivity aspect of the doorway that ultimately will serve to connect businesses and users in a real-time context. Those who have gone to the site and tried it must realize that they are looking at the underpinnings of the site’s ‘engine.’ The final look, feel and functionality will be layered upon this. We have already designed a much more sophisticated user interface that is along the lines of that which we have already described to our shareholders. That version of SOLVE (Beta v2.0) will be superimposed upon the version users are now seeing.
“So allow me to state CLEARLY that the current GUI is in no way representative of the future face of the ‘SOLVE’ doorway. Rather Beta v1.0 is strictly about the development and testing of the back-end components. Our using a simple front end GUI design allows us to focus resources at the back end of the platform, and enables us to make quick changes to the interface mechanisms, as we see how the interactions with users unfold.
“Another seemingly immediate concern is the search results in various locations. While of course we look to expand the geographical usability of inquiries and search results rapidly, especially being that interest in the platform has already reached across the globe, this does not negate the obvious. If you’re in Oregon, your search for ‘local’ solution providers will yield zero results. Why? The launch targeting the Austin market would have something to do with it.
“Granted, there has been a 50 mile cap on customer searches irrespective of location. This was done intentionally for various reasons. We do plan on expanding these parameters quickly but when appropriate. Nonetheless, this limitation should not eliminate the good sensibility one should have to recognize that searching for a local solution provider, in another city’s market, will absolutely yield you zero local solution providers.
“I know that we reside in a world of high expectations. I am also aware of the unprecedented yet warranted fear and suspicion we each face daily. We don’t know who to trust any more. Our bankers, our government… who? And where it concerns corporations, especially those publicly traded on the smaller exchanges, the stakes are high. However, we’ve done everything possible to be as transparent as any public company can be. We also attempt to complete every task we set out to accomplish and do exactly what we say we’re going to do regardless of the difficulty or time it takes to get it done.
“We have received a tremendous amount of valuable feedback and are now implementing many of the suggestions received. However, there are still some comments that are not constructive in the least — boarding on malicious, slanderous and malfeasant; aggressive acts we will not tolerate.
“We will accept and acknowledge there is a lot of work to be done. This is why the exact functionality of Beta v1.0 was detailed for you earlier this month along with versions 2.0, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 and 3.0. eDoorways knows exactly where it is going and what needs to be done to get there. As a public company, we thought to take advantage of a unique opportunity you’re less likely to receive with any other technology company. We are allowing you clear insight as to what we’re doing, how we’re doing it and tapping you, our shareholders, for insight on how best to complete the task.
“Take advantage of it. Don’t abuse it. Today you have the opportunity to own a piece of what may become a major technology company before the ‘out of reach’ IPO because we just happen to already public. Imagine if you could have owned Google when they were developing or Facebook prior to its going public, should that be the case. Well, this is a dream situation for many, but a reality for the shareholders who continue to assist us with their positive and unwavering support.”
Mr. Kimmons concluded by saying, “As the platform moves through Betas 2 and 3, you will see incredible transformations to the completed product. This platform will indeed become everything you’re hoping it will become. So with that, if there has been any confusion as a result of our past announcements, I apologize and I can say confidently that in the near future we will have a highly developed platform with a robust GUI interface, international access and a whole host of additional features that will meet or exceed the expectations of our shareholders and users.”
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