SOURCE: Evernote Corporation

Evernote Corporation

July 31, 2012 11:00 ET

Rafe Needleman Joins Evernote as Platform Advocate

Evernote Launches Developer Voice Program to Mentor, Promote and Support Its Developer Community

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Evernote, the company that's helping the world remember everything, today announced that prominent technology journalist Rafe Needleman is joining the company as Platform Advocate, and will lead Evernote's newly formed Developer Voice Program. This initiative aims to elevate the Evernote development platform by providing new resources, mentorship and promotional avenues that will help launch a new class of powerful Evernote integrations.

"We're consistently amazed by the ingenuity and innovation coming out of our developer community. These individuals and companies are leveraging Evernote in unexpected ways and creating tremendous value for themselves in the process. We want to help them do even more," said Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote. "With Rafe leading our Developer Voice Program, the community will benefit immediately from his extensive experience in the start-up world and his innate ability to communicate the elements that will make killer Evernote products."

The Developer Voice Program is designed to engage with Evernote partners and developers to build the next generation of useful, innovative and successful Evernote integrations. The program will work to connect the needs of its user base with the capabilities of the developer community through mentorship, events, online content, podcasts and webcasts. It will also provide developers with advice on user experience design, marketing, development, fundraising and internationalization. 

As Platform Advocate, Rafe Needleman will establish new content channels to provide the growing Evernote community with the guidance and resources they need to build products with lasting value. Rafe will also continue to deliver commentary on industry trends and broad business and technology themes with complete editorial independence. 

"What makes Evernote so valuable is not only its products, but also the tremendous community that's built around it. The company's potential is as broad and limitless as the community's ability to innovate, and I want to put as much energy as possible into supporting developers' efforts," said Rafe Needleman, Platform Advocate at Evernote. "Evernote is a rare platform that is truly changing people's lives. I'm excited to be able to apply my experience and ability to help make it even more useful."

Rafe Needleman, who has been at CNET since 2004, has covered technology for over 20 years as a magazine and online editor, writer, and media personality. He started his career at InfoWorld as a reviews editor, was editor in chief at Byte Magazine, and Web editor and "Catch of the Day" columnist at Red Herring. His expertise in identifying and tracking technology trends has established him as a trusted resource for both developers and consumers.

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