This is a quick update about what's going on here at StreetLoc. Some plans, thoughts and observations...
New updates are coming to the site in 2-3 weeks. It's a fairly large update, with some new features, improvements and lots of fixes. Hence, we want to polish it up before letting it out.
Some notable updates will include a fix for duplicated posts when in feeds when using Channels; Timelines/Feeds speed improvements; optimization of cover images; support for native mobile & desktop apps; delayed video publishing (until transcoded); simple attachments to Posts (like in updates, plus mini-polls); and even an update for creation of a global multi-level labels hierarchy for site-wide "content taxonomy".
Mobile and desktop apps
We are currently testing iOS, Android, and MacOS apps here at StreetLoc. Windows app is in the works. Our testing results are in with really good feedback.
The apps will be released for everyone within the month of May/June 2019. We had to make some changes in the platform core to make the apps work.
We've only been using the apps for a short time so far, but they already seem indispensable. Interestingly, we found that using a separate app for Messenger on a desktop is really convenient if you plan to use your messenger for team collaboration or even just want users to be actively engaged. Sending notifications for the whole site to the desktop may quickly become "too much" while doing it just for the messenger feels just right. Anyhow, we plan to provide both combined apps (site+messenger) and separate a Messenger-only set of apps.
We have introduced "Private" groups for those of you that would like to champion discussions on subjects that may be seen as taboo by others, please use this feature respectfully.
Congratulations to all of you that recieved a free update to premium. If you would like to be in the running for a free upgrade keep on posting and making friends. Remember StreetLoc is conservative friendly, but we do not support hate speech, we are here to provide a family friendly, open community where people engage with each other respectfully. Unlike some of the "Big Tech" sites out there, we value your privacy and do not sell your personal data, we will always continue to keep privacy as our key priority.
That's it for now, if you would like to see any specific features, enhancements and improvements, please add them to the comments section below. (You will need to "friend" the StreetLoc page to comment)