Saturday, October 29, 2011

Release 0.13

More than 5 Options
Even though we thought of Choosle focusing on the last ~3 options to have a chance of winning, you have quickly collected more "potential" options. Even if it's only to remember, they are there and have no actual say in the decision.
You could add more than 5 options to a Choosle in older releases, but scrolling horizontally to finally discover them all... there must be a better way.
A list at the side of the comparison matrix now shows you all the options compared. The list items correspond directly with the columns of the matrix.
To keep the comparison matrix small only the 3 highest-ranked options are visible by default.
With a simple click on a title in the option list you can show or hide the according option columns in the matrix.

While the option list allows you to handle up to about 20 options (depending on your screen size), you will see an additional scrollbar, if the number of options becomes even higher (not recommended).

Score Icon
Instead of the score value (weighted sum of all attribute ratings) being displayed in the top-right corner of the option title box, a small icon now shows this value relative to the others.
Since the winner option is marked already, it's score icon in the option title box is omitted.
The icon is also shown in the option list.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Drink Mineral Water!

Drinking plenty is healthy. Some bottled waters provide natural minerals valuable for the body.

Even though tap water is often "healthy" enough... the water from my tap could taste better.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Release 0.12

Visible Private State
A Choosle not visible to the public (no public link) now shows a "private" label below it's description.
When you allow the public to visit your Choosle, the "private" label will be replaced with a Facebook Like button.
Each visitor, who "likes" your Choosle, helps to make it more popular.

User Label
There are several places within the Choosle application where your name or Email address has shown up. In overview lists, the Choosle header, in greetings and comments,... you might be shown as author or editor.
"Bruno Feurer" will be displayed only.
You can now define the user account name that will be shown throughout the application. This way you can make sure your Email address does not get published.

The default user label is generated via your first name, space, last name or, when non of them are available by the user name of your Email address (name before '@').

Crawler Friendly
Search engine crawlers, bots will be served by a static snapshot of your public Choosle. So people can "google" the text content of your Choosle.

Private Choosles (no active public link) will not be accessible by crawlers.

When you want to hide your public Choosle by deactivating it's public link, it might take some time before it will not show up in the search results anymore. Crawler don't visit a site very often and so you might find a link to an older snapshot in the result listings. When the user tries to use that link to access your now-private Choosle a no-access error message will be served.