Beta Feature/Bug Update – June 14

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Happy Thursday everyone,

We’ve been working hard on a variety of bug fixes and new features that are now live.  Here’s the update.

New Features:

  • Filtering is now in place for the live stream, pending stream, Blyve viewer (if hosting on Blyve), and most importantly, the embedded widget.
  • We have implementing a pause stream feature to help you manage the influx of pending and twitter comments. Now, when you put your mouse over either stream, you’ll notice the flashing “stream paused”.  The idea here is that when you tell us you’re actually working on the stream, we’ll keep it paused.  After a few seconds of inactivity, we resume…just in case you accidentally leave your mouse there.  This is pretty complicated stuff so let us know how it works and if there are any little details we missed.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug on the embedded widget where trusted users replying to questions see a blank screen when clicking “back to event”
  • Quite a few IE7/8 bug fixes (more coming)
  • You now have the ability to remove a theme once you’ve assigned it to an event (currently requires a refresh on the page where the live event is hosted…fix coming soon for that as well)
  • When selecting more over a Twitter comment, you can now see that Twitter’s user profile (used to render empty page)
  • There are many other little bugs addressed that will help with overall reliability

That’s about it for now folks…hope you’re liking what you see.

-Ramsey

Beta Update – June 2

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Hey everyone! Our beta is moving along quite nicely. We have been working hard on our bug list as well as a few new features. We’ll detail those out for you in the next week. Our goal is to make the next several weeks the end of the period where events are just for testing purposes. We can’t wait to see your actual events. Thanks for all the feedback so far. It has been a tremendous help getting us to our launch. #grateful

Beta Update for May 15th

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Good news to report today!  Our templating engine is up and running for our embedded widget.  Feel free to test and let us know what you think.  We’ve also come a long way with our support of IE 7, 8, and 9.  I’m sure there will still be a few things here and there but it should be good to go.

Also, for those of you who were previous G-Snap users.  Our goal is to migrate everyone to Blyve soon.  Stay tuned for more details.  FYI, all events previously embedded into your pages should work without having to update any embed code.

Thanks for the great feedback everyone!

-Ramsey

Friday Beta Update

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A quick update on the progress we’ve made this week on our beta.  Here are the fixes we’ve put in:

  • bad language filter now available
  • initial support for IE 7-9.  More coming this weekend.
  • your event URLs are now showing on the homepage under Featured Events
  • localization issues as a result of migration are fixed and will be live during the next migration run (next few weeks)
  • new profile images now show up when changing profile photos (used to require a refresh)
  • many more smaller fixes…

Next week, we should be fully compatible with IE, themeing for our embedded widget will be done and work will start on our mobile viewer.  That said, our product works very well on mobile phones and tablets today.  You can event run your event on an iPad!

Thanks everyone for your feedback so far.  Keep it coming!

-Ramsey

Blyve Beta – Details/Instructions

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Well, if you’re reading this you’re probably really special. We’ve invited a few select folks to give us a try during our beta phase. As mentioned in the email I sent out earlier today (Monday, April 30th), there are a few things to keep in mind:

To get started, go to: http://blyve.com (you can sign in with your old G-Snap username if you had one…although you have to re-connect your Facebook/Twitter accounts).

There are a few known issues we are working through:

1) Strongly recommend using Firefox/Safari/Chrome (versus IE7-9) until we do our full launch
2) Mobile Event Viewer isn’t fully optimized for small screens (works well on an iPad)
3) Embedded Widget: a) Templating doesn’t apply to our embedded widget quite yet (although you can create templates) b) scoreboard doesn’t show up
4) Localization issues with previous (migrated) G-Snap events

Most importantly, due to the fact that we are early in our beta, there’s a chance we’ll have to reset things.  While this might not happen, keep in mind that the testing you do is just that…testing.  So don’t run an event that you don’t mind losing.  We’ll let you guys know when the light is green.

Looking forward to your feedback! If you see anything strange, please let us know.

-Ramsey

PS. If you’d like another demo, let me know.