Welcome back from Summer, Freshbrainsters.
I'd like to share some of Freshbrain.org Engineering updates with you. We have been working hard the past few weeks refining our Engineering roadmap while developing the improvements and features for this coming release.
Take a look at the image on the right. I am pretty excited about this release and we like to offer you the opportunity to test and comment on it - read on to find out how!
We have taken your suggestions from your emails and from your feedback. We have also been conducting private review sessions with focus groups. Most of the new things you are going to see here comes from you.Thank you.
Sign on and walk through our development environment and get a sneak review. For some of you, your existing account may already be activated for your access using your regular user name and password! Please note that this is a development site and the database and codes are refreshed daily. So any new registration and contents will not be kept.
While I am not going to list every improvement and new feature here, I am going to share with you my favorites. Explore, investigate and share with us what you think!
Here you go:
First, there is the 'Groups' feature as shown in the image above. With this, you can create your own groups or join one of the existing groups. Check out - http://n4.freshbrain.org/groups and explore this new feature.
Next, as you can see from the above image, we included the 'SHARE' widget and 'Chatroom' feature. You can now share freshbrain.org contents (e.g.,your activity submission, project, blogs or groups) with your friends, whether through a twitter message, email, or posting them your favorite social community. Just roll over the icon and you can see the many update mechanisms available to you. And you can start a chatroom session within a project or group with fellow members of your group or project.
Once you signed on to the site, you will see a new bar very much like the one above.
In addition to checking for messages, you can check who of your buddies are on-line and start a private one-on-one chat session with your friend.
There are still a couple of new and cool features there - find them! Hint - try the improved search function and new auto-complete feature.
Do send me your opinion and suggestions for this and future releases. I will be blogging from time to time to share my thoughts and our Engineering updates with you.
Stay tuned, folks!