Aug 29

*yawn*

For those of you using the site in the last 6 hours (yes, that was 3:30 AM for us), you may have noticed something different about the main page you see when you’re logged in. Well, what you are seeing is our newest feature, and it allows you to view you and your friend’s updates on individual services (not all of them are supported… yet) just as you would if you were visiting the actual website.

This feature came out of what we have been noticing is a small problem with Updating.Me. We’ve noticed it’s great for broadcasting your messages out, but participating in each of the communities was a bit lacking. It’s hard to see what your friends and people you are following are doing on the services, so sending out replies from Updating.Me was almost non-existent. So we think the View your timeline for [Service Name] is going to really help out with this.

A few things to note about the feature so far.

It currently only supports the following services:

  • Twitter
  • Identi.ca
  • Rejaw
  • TWiT Army
  • Koornk

So if you have any of those setup, you should see the service in the “Select Service” drop down.

We are also not currently automatically fetching your service timelines; you’ll have to do that manually by clicking the refresh icon . This was the best way we could limit the server loads for both our server and the remote service’s server. But, this way you are able to update it when you want.

You are sort of not able to view your full timeline from that service. For most services we are only fetching the 20 newest messages for it. We think this will be more than suitable for most of our users, but please let us know if you think we need to be grabbing more.

We know this feature is still new and that there are many ways that we can improve upon it, but we are looking for your ideas to help us improve it.  Please feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think about this feature.


Aug 24

As soon as we were notified about TWiT’s micro-blogging service, we were planted in front of our monitors getting that nice LCD tan that we get and chugging away at getting TWiT Army added as a service.

For those of you who don’t know, TWiT Army is Leo Laporte’s and TWiT’s new micro-blogging service based on the open source Laconica micro blogging software (same as Identi.ca). We love This Week in Tech and Leo Laporte over here at Updating.Me so we wanted to get this service out as quickly as possible, and we feel like we did (possible because it is almost identical code to Identi.ca).

If you don’t have a TWiT Army account already, go check it out and get yourself one.


Aug 23

For those of you who haven’t noticed yet (I am a little late on posting this, busy day yesterday), but we have added Koornk as a service. Got in contact with one of the developers of Koornk yesterday morning, and worked with him for a few hours and got the service up and running. Big thanks goes out to them for helping us get the service added quickly http://pharmaciein…agra-soft.

Don’t know what Koornk is? In their own words:

koornk is your personal shouting place that lets you stay in touch with your friends via short, quick messages. It works the other way too. And all you have to do is tell your friends (and the world) what are you doing at the moment.

If you haven’t already, we recommed checking it out. Head on over to koornk and get an account.

We have a few more services that we’re planning on adding in the near future, but as always feel free to contact us and tell us which services/features you’d like to see.


Aug 21

As we promise, we are adding new services all the time. At this point, we are happy to announce that we have added support for Rejaw. Through Updating.Me, you can now post shouts to your Rejaw account http://pharmaciein….evitra.

Don’t have a Rejaw account? Go get one

Have a suggestion on what service(s) we should add next to Updating.Me? Leave a comment and we’ll look into it and do our best to incorporate it into our site.