How does the pre-release program work?

Welcome and thanks for helping us test the first pre-release of the XooXooX (say zooks-zooks!) Personal Shopping Assistant. When XooXooX is available to everyone, we will be purchasing ad space on popular websites and EVERYONE will take control of the ads they see. Until then, we need a way to show you XooXooX ads on the websites you normally view, so that we can get your feedback on our product in your actual daily web surfing. However, until our pre-release tests are done, we don't yet want to expose non-members who view the same sites you do to those ads.

In order to meet both requirements simultaneously, we have created a special pre-release version of the product that uses the Firefox browser and a tool called Grease Monkey to insert ads selected with XooXooX. It is this pre release version you are using in our pre-release testing. Now you'll see XooXooX ads on the pages you visit, while non-members won't.

When XooXooX Ads are everywhere, you won't be limited to a single browser, and you won't need to install any software. This is just a temporary measure, and we thank you for bearing with us. You efforts will expedite the day when everyone can use XooXooX!

XooXooX is not in the business of removing or replacing other peoples ads or inserting ads in other peoples pages—the ads in the pre-release version are only to simulate for you what the page would look like if the ads were selected using XooXooX.

If you just wanted to remove ads or customize the way you view web pages, you could use freely available tools such as Grease Monkey.

How do I get started?

  1. Please enter your email address and click on the Subscribe button. Your email is necessary to communicate with you about important changes that occur over the test. It will not be provided to anyone else nor used for any other purpose.
  2. Click on the Install link below. It will take you to a page that will help you install everything that is required for XooXooX. At the bottom of the install page, there is a link to the Pre-Release Agreement. Please read the agreement. If you agree, we will install a license key on your computer and take you to a page where you can setup your preferences. Once you have told the XooXooX software about your favorite charity and the types of products you like, all you need to do is surf the web, keep a lookout for ads displayed via XooXooX, and tell us what you think! If you have questions, check out our FAQ.