London (PRWEB UK) 21 December 2012
UK technology is not dead.
Doddlr is a new web service that allows users to access all their social networks and emails through one simple dashboard. Currently, users can connect accounts from Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Youtube, with other services are expected to join them shortly.
The website was developed both in and out of house, with the two 16 year old student co-founders working in tandem with various professionals during the process. The 2 boys are keen to show that UK entrepreneurs can still compete on the internet’s global stage.
Despite the numerous minds contributing to the project the focus remained clear, to create a website that had a feature for everyone. To accommodate people of different interests, each user can change the focus of the site according to what is important to them whether it be managing email accounts, browsing social networks or viewing media.
“Although on the surface Doddlr appears just to be an entertainment dashboard, there is a greater ethos behind it. Constructed with an eye on the most recent content, less emphasis has been placed yesterday’s news. There are no timelines or walls, this gives the user the ability to be the person they want to be each and every day, without influence from the past..”
Doddlr’s seeming lack of independent functionality is perhaps its greatest strength. Integrating services instead of competing with them, helps Doddlr avoid the obvious trap that so many startups fall into, that of reinventing the wheel.
“Throughout development we had to turn down a lot of great features that would have diversified the site. As difficult as this was, we tried hard not to keep adding features that would ultimately change the feel of the site.”
For regular email users, Doddlr is a convenient place to access all their accounts while away from their desk, with the added advantage of being accessible from a computer as opposed to a cramped smartphone.
Notes for Editors:
Jack and Sai are in their final year at Eton College, the UK secondary school. They conceived the idea for Doddlr when they were 16 years old. To conquer the most technically demanding aspects of the site, they were forced to seek funds from private investors; allowing them to forge relationships with various web houses and bring about the site users see now.
For further information, please contact:
Sai Eccles Mobile: +13453210428 Email: sai(at)doddlr(dot)com
Jack Halstead Mobile: +447917225563 Email: jack(at)doddlr(dot)com
Jack and Sai are both available for interview either by phone or in person.