NEW QUEUE RULE - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Few days back, we checked past 1 month stats of trended messages. We were shocked to see that out of total 112 trended messages, staggering 95 were of mods only!
After getting more into the issue, to avoid any further partial behaviour confusion, we have placed new system in queue, under which - the oldest message will always be approved first, in queue - thus, giving every uploader equal chance to trend at top.
This rule is in implementation for past 2 days, & has been successful so far.
Idea credit: dre@m_factory
SERVER UPGRADE IN QUEUE - WILL HAVE SOME DOWNTIME!
Hi Folks, hows it going? Seems all great looking at your emails & reviews!! We see mainly 2 requests prominent nowadays - ability to block user & separate Hindi English texts. We will begin working on both points very soon!
However, this post is to tell about a nice to have problem that a growing startup faces (that we faced 3 time prior already) - server chocking. You must have seen lately the app has having intermittent downtime - and you guessed it right - which is because of sudden jump in users due to our super active consistent work in Android. Only last month we added almost double the number of android users than the prior highest record!!
So, in that regard, we are now shifting to a new powerful server - not just powerful, a 5 times powerful server than current!! Whoa! It should care about the app speed for at least one year now! The earlier it starts to choke, the better :).
We are already in process of migration. And as includes a certain downtime (5 min - 6 hours user to user depending on various factors), we will aim for India Late night time.
Hope to see you on new server very soon!!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ANDROID - v6 LAUNCHING TODAY
[1st day launching to 40% users. Read below for more details]
It has been so long that we contacted you. It was not ideal but there were many personal reasons into that. Although, we don't promise that we will be as active as we were before, we will definitely try to improve our presence with time.
But we don't sit ideal, esp when so much love is being still showered - 7k+ ratings with avg of 4.5 on Android inspite of almost zero Team presence. We were in fact, all the while, developing a major update coded from scratch, albeit at a very slow speed - which is now 95% complete and ready to launch. Rest 5% we will develop with time.
So, the Big Announcement is that v6 is being launched on Android. We have tried to give it modern layout with many new features but at the same time - tried to conserve our USP features!
A change can be initially irritating, but please give some days for changes to sink in to your habits. All the features are intact - just placed differently. For any help, please ask here in comments!
We will rollout this update gradually.. starting with 40% users on 1st launch, to see if there is any major issue. If all fine.. it will be available to 100% in another 1-2 days.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT - NEW SIMILAR MESSAGE FINDING ENGINE INSTALLED!!
Finally, much awaited, much desired, much needed improvement has been done to your app! Damn!
We have been successful in installing a brand new dupli finding engine (when someone uploads a message). It is not just another engine - it is currently one of the world’s best!
Now not only will it search fast - it will also search NON-ENGLISH characters - which will reduce the inflow of so many dupli hindi messages which couldn’t be bought earlier. This will be major accomplishment if turns out as expected.
Also, now short messages (like Status Updates) will also be detected. Earlier only large message duplicates were normally found.
Hope we will have a significant positive impact of this in app - in ease of work for mods also - which is top priority these days.
Signing off on a relief note!
11 Aug 2015
[STARTED] Work on better dupli finder started. Should also fix finding regional dupli & searching messages in regional languages.
Will update you on the progress.
Numerous small launch bugs resolved:
+ Copy link method improved for web. But still has bugs - will be resolved in near future
+ trended message have yellow background now
+ Move to top button for mobile
+ Mobile Ad placement fixed.
Bug where a few categories were not shown, is now fixed!
INVITING IMAGE MODS APPLICATIONS!
We are opening our gates to new set of mods, for images!!
We will send invites to users on their emails, who have name on this page (http://wdfapp.com/stat/topTagRaters). You can also open this from App Stats in App Menu.
If you have wrong email registered, you make a comment here.
In addition, other users can also apply. Interested users, please make a comment below. We will prefer users based on their language knowledge (we will prefer users who knows famous-in-app languages like marathi, punjabi, etc), how many uploads they have done, average tag rating, etc.
Benefits for mods:
+ Top priority user for WDF Team.
+ You get direct chat line with Team for any of your issues / suggestions.
+ Special mention in your profile
+ Included in the BETA users by default, get early access to next release - & get it tweaked to your liking.
+ More benefits in near future
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WDF gets COMMENTS, finally!
+ Don't just 'like', now even tell the uploader who you feel about the message!!
Comments dependent categories like 'Puzzles', now finally available - one of the most requested feature!!
Interact / make friends with fellow iOS users & ever growing Android users community!!
+ If theme disturbs you, can now disable it.
+ Various small improvements throughout the app!
Keep showering us with your love!! More big updates in Queue!!
Love you all!
PS: Special Thanks to our very senior user 'Specky Boy' for detailed feedback on the BETA of this release!