So, Qurtoba is almost turning 3 years now, and the website went into hell of progress 🙂 . I can’t believe how things went so fast that I barely can realize what actually happened, how it all started..
Students of University of Sharjah in facebook were asking the exact same question every single time: we want a previous exam for the XYZ material. While the exam was posted, but it takes the student a hell of time to find it, while the post was buried into oblivion. So the idea came in mind: Why not sorting all the materials in one site, under one umbrella, and the student can then find his way to whatever material he wants?
Here where everything started. I posted that post in UOS Solution Manual group, and received a good feedback. Development started, and had a great experience with WordPress.
Version one stayed still for almost a year, then thought that there was a need to change, and here were version 2 were introduced. Actually if you lived with the website life-cycle, you would know that Qurtoba was hosted first at a free web-host, which provided all the needed services a small website would have asked for, but when the website grew bigger, there was a need to move to another host, and hence, changed the layout too. There were more sections introduced, starting from the Online GPA Calculator, and ending with AUST Previous Exams page.
The last version, which is how the website looks like now, was a complete revamp of the website. Dynamic counter numbers were introduced as well as the students testimonies for the website. Dynamic counters, even some Online Exams were introduced so the student can test his knowledge before the final exam..!
The word spread fast in social media. Students were referring to Qurtoba in facebook, and even twitter..!
Qurtoba statistics initiated in 19th April, 2012, the jump in number of visits per year was astonishing, take a look
|Time Period||Number of Visits||Peak Visits Scored in One Day|
|Aprth 19th – December 31st, 2012||2955||119|
|Jan 1st – December 31st, 2013||9506||211|
|Jan 1st – December 31st, 2014||32144||360|
Almost a 200% increase in number of visits in 2013, and around 350% visits increase in 2014..!
I’d like to thank everyone who trusted Qurtoba. You are the fuel of the website, so Thank You =)