ThinkUp is easier to use and better-looking than it's ever been. As of this release, ThinkUp's interface has been completely redesigned from the ground up, in an adaptation of Mule Design's 2.0 design for our 1.0 interface. You can see what the redesign looks like in action on Gina's installation.
In addition to the redesign and a laundry list of interface improvements, we've added a few new features, too. ThinkUp now tracks Twitter list membership, shows your most recent "discerning followers", lets you add Facebook pages you manage (in addition to "like"), and non-logged-in users can now search and export public replies to a post. You can promote and demote other ThinkUp users to administrator status. We've also enabled usage reporting from the app, which you can opt out of if you wish to (Settings > Application).
Here's the full beta 17 changelog:
- Completely redesigned application interface
- Simplified Dashboard sidebar menu into high level categories
- Twitter: Added “This Week’s Most Discerning Followers” module on Followers page
- Twitter: Capture and chart Twitter list membership totals (on Followers page)
- Facebook: Capture Facebook wall posts from other users (Posts -> Posts On Your Wall)
- Facebook: Add pages you manage (in addition to pages you “like”) to Add Facebook Page dropdown
- Added ability for admins to “Promote” and “Demote” other ThinkUp users to administrators
- Made post reply search available to non-logged in users
- Improved ThinkUp’s password policy to be more secure (8 characters, alphanumeric)
- Plugin setup details are hidden away once the plugin is successfully configured
- Upgradinh: Auto-detect database size and advise users backing up or upgrading large databases to use the command line option
- Upgrading: Improved database upgrade process to avoid “table not found” error on DROP TABLE statements
- Set MySQL timezone when possible to better handle Daylight Saving time
- Redirect to application front page on login to avoid form resubmission prompt on refresh
- Various user interface improvements (copy to clipboard buttons, better plugin setup instructions, simplified copy, standardized terminology)
- Google+: “Access not configured” and “undefined property” bugs fixed
- Twitter: Tweets with multiple links in them no longer show up twice in post listings
- Twitter: All Twitter username links now let you reply, favorite or follow, using Web Intents
- Facebook: Fixed bug when adding a Facebook account from a ThinkUp installation running on https
- Added ability to opt out of usage reporting (Settings > Application)
Beta 17 represents 62 commits by 6 authors (2 first-timers!) and contains a total of 8,416 passing tests. It also includes 38,057 words of application documentation, up about 1,500 words since beta 16.
For full details, see the complete version diff.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, especially Mark W, Christian, joweiser, Soon, and Anil. Congratulations to Soon and joweiser for having their first patches accepted into ThinkUp.
Beta 17 is not only our 17th beta — it's ThinkUp 1.0's first release candidate. For the next 7 days, we're concentrating on fixing bugs in the current code. All goes well, the official 1.0 release will come out around this time next week, and we'll resume new feature development as usual. Thanks to everyone for using ThinkUp.
Let us know if you have any problems with the upgrade to beta 17 on the discussion list.