Hey guys, here are the lastest StackVM news. So we applied to Y Combinator for the Winter 2011 funding cycle but got rejected. On November 2 we got an email saying that they could not accept our application for funding, which meant that we wouldn't even get the interview. Our plan was to surprise Y Combinator folks at the interview by launching a private beta version of our software one day before the interview so that at the time we got interviewed the story was on the Hacker News front page. Well, now we can't surprise them this way, but we can surprise everyone else by saying that we are launching public beta!

Our first product is built on top of StackVM and is called Browserling. It's an interactive cross-browser testing tool inside of your browser. A real browser inside of your browser! Just go to browserling.com to try it out! (please use Chrome.)

In case there is a long queue of people willing to try Browserling, we also made a short video that shows what it is and how it works:

Browserling is a freemium based product. If you register, you get 5 mins for free for as many times as you want (but you have to wait in the queue again with everyone else). If you don't register, it's just 1min 30secs for as many times as you want. We haven't figured out the paid plans yet, but we'll get there shortly.

As Browserling is beta, we currently provide Internet Explorer versions 5.5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, (version 5.5, 6, 7, 8 via IETester, and version 9 is native IE), Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Browserling is also just the first of many projects that we'll be launching. The next one is going to bring arbitrary desktop applications to the web, and then we have a whole bunch more planned. All these projects will be based on the StackVM technology!

If you're interested in how all of this develops, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Twitter!

Also, if you use IRC, join #stackvm channel on irc.freenode.net and have fun with us!