New avatar lapel badges

From today, your students will be able to earn new lapel badges on Yacapaca – if they work hard enough. We had a fantastic response to the original badge system. I was amazed and delighted to hear about schools building entire assemblies around the presentation of Yacapaca badges, so of course that motivated me to extend the system.

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Pingdom gives us a Top 7% performance rating

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Pingdom is a service that tests your homepage by accessing it from a remote server, and timing how long it takes each individual component to load. I tested Yacapaca from their Amsterdam server at peak time (11:33) this morning, and got the encouraging result that we are “faster than 93% of all tested websites”.

If you want to see how it is performing right now, follow this link. I’m not sure how long Pingdom keep the link valid, though. For the most relevant results, re-set the server location from the default Austin, Texas to Amsterdam.

Pingdom only tests the homepage. To see current quiz load times, check our Twitter Feed.