Development

This is all the development that is going on, and on.


Akasoggybunz is Back!

akasoggybunz
1/31/2019 11:11:11 PM
After a long hiatus, of not working on updoots. I have started some heavy development back on this site. I am currently overhauling the backend of the website. Once I get that to a state that I like. I will then begin working on the front end of the website again. I am going to try to make the first version much simpler and easier to use. If you have any suggestion, comments, or concerns about the Chrome extension or the website hit me up AkaSoggyBunz at Gmail. I will get a more official email for updoots. This is part of my backend overhaul. Thank you to everyone that has signed up, and used the site. I hope it is useful to you. If you want to help support me, and the continued development you can on patreon. Just go to patreon.com/akasoggybunz.

Infinity Scroll

akasoggybunz
12/7/2017 11:11:11 PM
Infinity Scroll is now on the Discover page. This makes loading each favorite much smoother and easier. Now a user can just scroll through the page and a few more will load when the user has reached the end of the page. This makes the Discover page much more responsive and user friendly. There is also a “Load More” button for mobile users. I am so pleased with this feature I think I will implement it on other sections of the website. You can also see who added the favorite item to the discover page. If you click on the username it will take you to that user’s profile.

Discover All The Favorites

akasoggybunz
11/26/2017 11:11:11 PM
I thought it would be cool to be able to see what others are adding as their favorite url's as well. So I created the Discover page. Currently the Discover page pulls the latest favorites (that are not tagged as private) and displays them. This will be a cool way to see what others websites are being saved by other users of updoots. This is give me some big incentives to add a lot of features that are on the road map. The most important being the way you can interact with a favorite card, folders, and your profile. So will be working on these! Stay tuned.

SEO & Sharing

akasoggybunz
9/27/2017 11:11:37 PM
This was a big push to the code base. I worked on restruct of the favorites. This will bring with it much better SEO results, becuase of the way the URL's are now. It should also make it easier to share you favorite folders via URL's to others. I have made it so that you can see/share other's favorites without being them or logged in. Private folders won't show up on these types of searches (I will add the ability to make a folder private very very soon). I hope this much needed push, helps with usability. I also did a lot of other things on the backend, which will help make the website better in the future. I have some plans and a lot more work to do. So enjoy :).

Embed Videos into Favorite Items

akasoggybunz
9/14/2017 7:36:37 PM
This latest push on the website added a lot of logic to our adding favorites logic. With this update when you add an URL like Youtube, Vimeo, and others. The adder will get the video player and embed it within the favorite item card. This will allow you and others to watch the videos without leaving updoots.com. It adds a more fluid experience. However, if you would still like to visit the website, that has published the video. You can still click on the card as usual to go to that website. This update also helps with embedding Gifs and other interactive content with a Favorite Card. There is still some work to be done here. For example as of the date of writing this post update, Imgur.com is still having some issues while adding them as a favorite. I plan to get this fixed as soon as I can, becuase Imgur is the place that inspired me to create Updoots. I loved searching through my Imgur favorites, however i would always get lost in them. This was back in 2013. (Imgur is now developing a better way to organize their favorites. But with this I still feel updoots has potential :) ) I am super excited about this update. As it is a step forward to making Favorite Items more interactive, giving them more value to users.

Dev Log Page

updoots
8/4/2017 5:43:39 PM
I made a dev log page. On this page we will try our best to keep you informed on the development our updoots.com. If you have any sugestions tweet us on twitter, or send us an email

Pioneer Badge Added

updoots
8/4/2017 4:55:39 PM
Hey Beta Testers just want you to know that there is a badge made just for you! It is the Pioneer badge. You will see it on you profile page shortly. (Whenever I implement badges it will appear on your profile, I Promise 8) )

First Dev Log

updoots
8/4/2017 4:43:39 PM
I have decided that we should keep a log of development changes made to the website. This is just to keep everyone in the loop. Especially for our beta testers. This allows them a place to check to see new changes and updates which may have been made. Hopefully one of their bugs ;). Anyway take advantage of the log.