Inspired by the growing number of requests of StumbleUpon Social Network, Melo Bichuetti and DrLaunch™ started a research to develop a tool that soon would receive both endorsement from Opera Software ASA and StumbleUpon, helping their customers enjoy the best of both worlds.
The first attempt was a working-in-progress menu, which Melo Bichuetti created under the Creative Commons GPL license and released only for a short time and testing purposes. Immediately after the great feedback from equally users and developers, a team from My Opera Community opened a collaborative project named My Opera StumbleUpon Team.
Following Opera tradition in safety and standard measures, the team assigned a project that would use a native technology created by Opera Software ASA, one widget, which later our product engineer, Simon Houston, named as My Opera StumbleUpon Widget.
Working on an Opera widget demanded time and experience, and thanks to our developers, you will experience the most secure way to stumble ever.
The team had the opportunity to collaborate in an engine, which ownership and proprietary license belongs to Opera Software ASA that not only is safer, faster, improved, and reliable than StumbleUpon original engine, but also will bring the best StumbleUpon experience ever for you Opera Web Browser user.
1 - software development
My Opera StumbleUpon Widget is the result of the countless hours of work by My Opera StumbleUpon Team's developers:
Simon Houston - product engineer
James Howat - lead developer in charge
DrLaunch™ - setup and bookmarklet developer
2 - community and business management
Behind the scenes, handling business strategy and day-to-day affairs:
3 - website
Our web site and graphic design are the hard work of My Opera StumbleUpon web team:
4 - graphics designer and web applications
Adjusting the user interface:
Jan Henrik Helmers - Graphics Designer at Opera Software
5 - technical support
My Opera StumbleUpon Widget questions are dutifully answered by My Opera StumbleUpon technical support:
In addition, the following individuals have worked on the My Opera StumbleUpon Team in the past but have since moved on to other projects:
Many have provided significant code and many bug fixes, ideas, research to the project as well. Those listed below have either written code, which is distributed with every version of our widget, have identified serious bugs in the code, or both:
John Roberts - OpenDNS VP of Product
donated the phishing API filter used on our widget.
My Opera StumbleUpon Widget and relatives side-projects were donated to Opera Software ASA.
StumbleUpon and StumbleUpon Toolbar are trademarks of EBay, all right reserved.
Several colleagues in the My Opera Community merit special thanks. These include:
Espen André Øverdahl - My Opera Community Manager
Robert Dreamcore - Toolbarless Stumbleupon