It's been a long time since I've had time to write a blog article, as there are so many things to put in place before Quirkos launches in the next few weeks. But one-by-one everything is coming together. Feedback has helped us tweak the interface, testing across all the platforms is going well, the manuals and support resources are developing and the infrastructure is in place to let us deliver downloads and licences to our first customers!
We will be announcing the pricing structure next week, but there will always be a one-month free trial, so everyone can try Quirkos and see if it’s right for them. We are also really excited that there will be a formal launch workshop in London in December, hosted by the University of Surrey CAQDAS Networking Project. Quirkos will be available to purchase beforehand, but this will be the first proper Quirkos event, and there will be cake to celebrate!
We will also have our first international event in October, when Quirkos will be on show at the Qualitative Health Research conference in Victoria, Canada. It’s run by the fantastic International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, and is now in it’s 20th year. In the next few months, we will also announce a series of UK workshops in major cities and Universities on using Quirkos for qualitative research. There will also be some exciting announcements about new people joining the Quirkos team, and more stories from people who have been using Quirkos in their work. In short, it’s going to be a busy few months!