That’s right. What was once known as ‘Flexilis’ will now become ‘Lookout.’ So without further ado, let’s get down to it and try to answer all the big questions.
1. Why the name change?
There were quite a few reasons for this. Doesn’t it just sound cooler? In all seriousness, while we have been Flexilis for quite a long time, and it’s been such a part of our roots, at the end of the day we were noticing more and more mistypes of search queries of people looking for us, and even in conversations, we all heard “Flexi-wha?” more times than we can count on our fingers and toes. A lot of you, our Flexili—er, Lookout, fans and evangelists ran into this same issue as well when talking about the product to friends and family. We have an amazing community of beta testers and fans out there now in over 200 countries. In fact, one of the main reasons we have made the decision to change to Lookout is our tremendous growth. It only makes sense to position the company to expose our vision and products to millions more in 2010 and beyond. We’re really excited & hope this change will better enable everyone share Lookout with friends and family, and avoid those “flexi-wha?” questions.
2. What is “Lookout” and why?
We went through an extensive search for the right name, and at the end of the day, Lookout is what we fell in love with. Our vision from day one has been to protect our users and their devices. In our exploration we realized that fundamentally “Lookout” is what we do – we lookout for you. Not only does Lookout encompass our mission and vision, but it is also a name that you can tell your friends about, with no misconceptions of the spelling. Even if you hear the name in casual conversation, it’s easy to remember, even hours later when you want to look it up. With the new name comes a new logo as well, and we think this one’s a great fit.
3. So, what’s next?
Soon the magic will begin (and yes this is just the beginning, as we have other significant announcements right around the corner). You’ll soon see the Flexilis website and blog transition over to Lookout, and you’ll then be able to access your account and data at the all new https://www.lookout.com (don’t worry, you’ll still be able to go to flexilis.com at that time, though you’ll be redirected to Lookout). Support requests will still be answered at the old support email address, but all new requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll soon start seeing the new name and logo everywhere almost immediately at that time, and it should be very seamless. All new and existing users will still be able to access their accounts like normal, and there should be no downtime at all.
We’re definitely excited about this, but as always, would love to hear what you think. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, send us an email to email@example.com, or Tweet us on Twitter. Please be sure to share the news with everyone you know, and if you spot any errors, things we miss, etc, let us know!
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