Fuelly ownership change
August 22, 2013 9:49 AM Subscribe
A few years ago Andy Robinowitz contacted me about acquiring Fuelly, we had a nice chat, he seemed very passionate but the timing wasn't right. Last fall he contacted us again and we felt it was time to talk more seriously about the future of Fuelly. Paul and I have noticed all the feature requests for Fuelly and the various directions the app could grow. Without time we were not able to keep fostering Fuelly without adversely taking precious time away from our other work on Metafilter.com. After chatting with Andy we felt the timing was right and sold Fuelly to him.
The actual ownership change took place last fall and the transition of managing the site, support request, etc were completed by Q1 of this year. It's been a smooth transition with very few issues reported, it's "business as usual". Recently Andy reminded me that we still hadn't posted an official announcement so we felt it was best to let everyone know ASAP.
Andy's got the time and resources to take Fuelly to the next level. He's been listening by viewing the support communications, discussions in the Fuelly forums, Fuelly on Twitter and monitoring mentions of Fuelly across the internet. I feel confident his vision lines up with many of our members who have been asking for native smart phone apps, more cost of ownership data, better ways to organize the data, etc. Andy has been working with online communities and car-related sites since 2002. He's very passionate about communities and that's what attracted him to Fuelly. We feel confident he will embrace the Fuelly community and work together with the members to push Fuelly into the future.
So thanks for being part of our project for the last 5 years, it's been a lot of fun. We look forward to being Fuelly users for many years to come. I'll send Andy an email and ask him to post an introduction here for you all to meet him.