1. We are proud to announce to you a U2start release that we have (secretly) worked on for over a year. For the first time in U2start's history we have rebuilt the entire website from scratch. The result is online for you to see now and includes many new features for an overall amazing U2 experience. Here's what's new:

    Complete redesign
    One of our first decisions we made when brainstorming on V5 (version number and work name of the new website) was a new layout. For V5 we have removed every bit of the old layout and designed a new one that should look fresh but also should still look U2start. We feel we have accomplished this with a modern look which renders great on mobile devices and takes a lot of advantage from modern browsers.



    For the full V5 experience we recommend to use Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or 10.

    Available to more U2 fans than ever: 11 languages
    The new U2start is the most accessible U2 website in the planet. We realise that that everyone understands English that well, and we also realise that there are a lot of U2 fans who don't. Our goal is to share our passion with the entire planet, that's why in V5 even more people from all over the world can access and understand U2start. Thanks to our amazing translation team and rebuild translation center U2start is available in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Russian and Chinese.



    More languages like Portuguese will follow soon. If you want to add your own language to U2start please contact me, as it is very easy and fun to do with our online translation center. Only with your help we can bring U2 & U2start to every fan in the world.

    Stunning photo section
    We love U2, we love every bit of it. When we started of with our photo section a couple of years ago we couldn't dream of the way we can present it today. The condition to only allow high resolution and high quality photos has proven to be a great one, only quality photos are included in our photo section.



    Today you can browse our photo section in many different ways, including by camera type or by latest comments. And with our two great photo moderators MartahU2 and Nanazoca quality new photos are ensured.

    Forum
    Our forum is one the most pleasant U2 communities on the internet where many U2 fans get to know each other. Of course you know our great concept LiveTopics which makes you able to reply to posts and see new posts without having to refresh the page, today you can also edit your posts without having to leave or refresh the page. Also, our forum layout has been redesigned making it faster and more clean.

    Windows 7 mobile application
    We have our mobile website that is optimized for smartphones, and today we release our first mobile application for the brand new Windows 7 mobile platform. With the great Metro interface and integration of photos, lyrics and forums it is a great one to install (of course for free) if you have a Windows 7 mobile device.

    Changes in the crew
    First of all we thank our crew members drjlewis, haytrain and MWSAH for their work for U2start over the past few years, from today they will be 'regular' members again. Thank you so much! Where people go, new people come, that is why we welcome our new crew members iTim, drewhiggins, Martahu2 and Nanazoca! They will join us as show and photo moderators. Our crew today consists of 8 devoted U2 fans without U2start couldn't be maintainted as well as it is. Thank you!

    U2start live show
    Something new that we will be starting with soon is U2start Live Show. Which is a new way of experiencing live concerts online. The first live show, where we will relive one of U2's great shows from the past will be announced soon. Then, on a scheduled day and time U2 fans can gather together on a forum page where they can listen to the show via an online audio stream, follow social media and talk with each other via LiveTopics without having to refresh their browser windows. It's all live, it's all bundled together, it's U2start Live Show. More info soon!

    These changes are just the tip of the iceberg
    There is lots and lots of more that has been changed, it's too much to sum up in a single message. It's time for you to get out there and browse the new U2start. From our great show pages to our redesigned show pages, and from our stunning photo section to our great frontpage, we hope you will enjoy every bit of it.

    This is just the start, thank you all!
    With the release of the new U2start V5 today there is already a list of things of things we want for U2start V5.1, we love working on great things and working on our passions all together (building great web things & U2). Who knows what the future will bring us.

    I personally would like to thank Chris, my fellow developer, who has taken care of so much development and great new things like LiveTopics and our first mobile application. Without you U2start V5 wouldn't be as cool as it is today. I also would like to thank our entire translation team, without all of you U2start wouldn't be as accessible in the world as it is today, it is my absolute honor to work with such devoted fans as you. And finally, I would like to thank all testers and the entire U2start crew who helped us getting U2start where it is today: miles ahead of other fan sites. We feel we are more than just a fan site, we hope you feel the same and we hope you join our wonderful community.

    Thank you, and enjoy!
  2. Thanks Remy For us its a bit weird, we have been using 'v5' for a few months now. And now everyone can

    I hope everyone likes it as much as we do
  3. Very very cool update guys. Thanks for improving this site somehow once again
  4. Thumbs Up for that!!! Thx a lot
  5. Wow!!!! This looks great - well done to all to make it happen.
  6. What is this new devilry?!
  7. Very fresh - and the new look keeps my aging mind sharp.
  8. Very nice, only got one complaint. i ain't from England, so dont like the idea of having that flag, going to have to change it to the Scottish one.

    just discovered it ain't location rather just language, would still prefer a Scottish flag
  9. Originally posted by conjasnat: Very nice, only got one complaint. i ain't from England, so dont like the idea of having that flag, going to have to change it to the Scottish one.

    just discovered it ain't location rather just language, would still prefer a Scottish flag

    If you are in on translating U2start into Scottish-English I would be happy to make a Scottish flag for you
  10. Originally posted by Remy:
    More languages like Portuguese will follow soon. If you want to add your own language to U2start please contact me, as it is very easy and fun to do with our online translation center. Only with your help we can bring U2 & U2start to every fan in the world.


    Och svenska.


    U2start live show
    Something new that we will be starting with soon is U2start Live Show. Which is a new way of experiencing live concerts online. The first live show, where we will relive one of U2's great shows from the past will be announced soon. Then, on a scheduled day and time U2 fans can gather together on a forum page where they can listen to the show via an online audio stream, follow social media and talk with each other via LiveTopics without having to refresh their browser windows. It's all live, it's all bundled together, it's U2start Live Show. More info soon!


    Wohooo, my idea! Thanks a lot for realizing it! Hope it is successful
  11. Very good. The forum is even better!
    Thank you so much and congratulations
  12. Thought I'd wen to the wrong website at first there haha!!

    It all looks very cool, very sleek. Well done guys
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