Sunday, July 23, 2006

So Long Alpha, Hello Beta!

New development on the alpha release will officially end next weekend. This means that 90% of new feature releases wont make it out until the Beta launch at the beginning of the fall. Some developers will stay on the alpha to do bug fixes and maybe make some small feature releases, but most things will wait. We'll also be moving over to a new server through iNet in the next few weeks. The rest of the crew moves over to start working on the beta. Thanks to all our alpha testers who gave us really great feedback during the build out of the alpha release, we have some really cool new features on deck. Here's a small list:

  • Use of more AJAX on the site to improve the UI and functionality in certain areas.

  • Web Services API build out

  • Amie Street Google Gadgets for personalized home and desktop

  • Firefox tool bar extension to go along with the search plugins already in use.

  • Vastly improved search using some not often used methods that provide unbeleivably accurate results every time.

  • And many many many more...

If you have a feature request for the Beta or would be interested in being a tester prior to release, please put all of that in the comments to this post or by using the Feedback form on the site.

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