Tuesday 24 June 2008

Posting status to Facebook + AJAX notifications

We got a couple of new features today:

The first is updating your status message on Facebook, this is the same place the Twitter one is. You can post to Twitter and Facebook at the same time. You'll need an extra permission from Facebook to get this working - to add this go to "settings" on Facebook network page.

The other feature is AJAX notification of when new stream data is available. This appears as yellow box on the top right of the stream.

The most useful part of this is that it updates the title on the tab, so you can leave FriendBinder open on tab and you will see without going to the tab when you need to check it.

Please tell us what you would like to see in FriendBinder either in the comments on this blog or our Google group http://groups.google.com/group/friendbinder

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Posting to Twitter

Welcome to the friendbinder blog, We are going to use this blog to keep you informed about the development of the site and also via the twitter account @friendbinder, so please add this to your blog reader or to your friendbinder. If you want to know what we are all about I suggest reading Louis Gray's post about us which covers a lot of the main points.

We've added couple of features in today.
The first is posting to twitter, which is available under a new button called "you".

Also you will see reply links on current twitter messages which link to it. To enable twitter posting you will have to give us your Twitter password (yes, really, Twitter don't support anything else) you can do this by going into the Twitter network page and clicking "settings". The you button also is quick way to get to your own stream and some other tabs will likely appear here soon.

Also now you can now view the stream for all your friends not just by interest level or by network as a few people have been asking for. The stream now tells you when the last big update was which is currently not more than every hour whilst you are logged in, we are working on backend improvements to make that more frequent.

Thats all for now, more new features coming soon, hopefully quicker than these ones were.