Twile is growing, expanding

I’m a little slow getting this press release out, but it’s important to note that Twile is really growing and adding developers, which means the site will continue to become more and more excellent!  If you’re not familiar with just yet, take a moment to check them out. From Twile, you can easily upload a GEDCOM (or build from scratch), and create a beautiful timeline of your family history. Share with family members and collaborate on photos and stories for a wonderful visualization of all of your research and history!

So here’s their good news:

TwileTwile Expands Development Team

Doncaster: 7th July, 2016   Twile, creators of the visual family history timeline have expanded their development team on the   back of investment from Findmypast and prize money won during RootsTech earlier this year.

Since launching in 2015, Twile has been developed and maintained by a small team of three, in response to feedback and suggestions from customers. After partnering with Findmypast and   winning two awards in the Innovation Showdown at RootsTech in February, the company has   recruited two developers to help service a stream of new customers and build more features.

Co-founder Paul Brooks comments “We’ve been a very small company from the start and have taken   the time to get the product right before expanding the team too quickly. Now that our userbase is   growing and we’re getting more and more ideas and requests from customers, we need to be able   to move quickly”.Twile

Twile’s new recruits are Jamie Mactulloch-Gair and Jamie Hirst, both of whom bring experience in   building enterprise-level web applications for large brands. They will be helping to build a number of   key new features for Twile, including integrations w
ith FamilySearch and Findmypast, a GEDCOM   merge tool and ongoing improvements to the quality and performance of the app.

About Twile

Twile is an interactive timeline of your family’s past, present and future. Made up of photos and   milestones – such as births, marriages and deaths – it tells the story of your family from your earliest   known ancestor right through to today. Family historians can import a family tree from their existing   research tool (e.g. Findmypast) and then add more recent events from their own life, before inviting   their family to explore and contribute.

Based in Doncaster, Twile was started in 2013 by Paul Brooks and Kelly Marsden. Both with young   families they were looking to give their children a record of their early years and a knowledge of   their ancestors. While the website is aimed primarily at family historians, it is also designed to   encourage the rest of the family to add their own, more recent content.

Since its beginnings, Twile has been backed by Creative England (who bring capital through the   Government’s Regional Growth Fund) and a number of UK angel investors, including Lee Strafford, one of the original co-founders of Plusnet, which sold to BT Group in 2007.

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