New Release Schedule Starts! DragonByte Classifieds Closed Beta, AdvReg Bugfix
by, 17th September 2013 at 01:11 (1616 Views)
Welcome to the future! The future of DragonByte Technologies' release schedule, anyway. Our new Monday schedule is now in effect, and we're kicking it off with a bang.
DragonByte Classifieds v1.0.0 Beta 1 (Closed Beta) has been released! After a significant development period, we're finally ready to bring the mod to a few select testers.
DragonByte Classifieds is a highly advanced Classifieds system that lets you or your members sell physical items for real money using advanced AJAX features to reduce page loads and provide a real auction-like feel to your forum.
If you're not running an auction site, you can take advantage of highly configurable inventory features to create a store front for physical goods using "buy-it-now" functionality with stock support.
Users can easily define their home address, which will be presented to the seller upon a successful transaction. Sellers can limit shipping to select countries, and define different shipping speeds & shipping rates for different countries in order to give the buyer maximum flexibility and choice.
Items can be sorted in categories, and searched via an easy to use interface on the main page. A list of recent search results indicates what items are popular.
Not only that, but we're future proofing the system by creating it with the idea in mind for us to support multiple payment processors in the future.
All in all, the system is perfect for any forum interested in the selling of goods for real money.
We are still accepting Closed Beta tester applications, so if you're interested, send a PM to either @Mokonzi or @Belazor and we'll get back to you.
Closed Beta testers will be able to help shape the initial release version of the mod, as well as iron out the bugs, so please do participate if you're interested in running the final version on your site.
Please do be aware that you will not receive a free version of the mod, so please do not apply if you do not intend to purchase the full version after the Closed Beta test ends. You will, however, receive a discount on the full version
In other release news, Advanced Registration v2.0.5 Patch Level 2 has been released, fixing an issue where if someone accepts an invitation to register at the forum, the "invites verified" statistic would not increment correctly.
DragonByte Classifieds v1.0.0 Beta 1 (Closed Beta) has been released! Read the full release notes (over 50 features supported at launch!) here.
Advanced Registration v2.0.5 Patch Level 2 has been released, a bugfix release. Read the full details here.
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What's Going On
@Belazor is working on a (kinda) secret project!
@Dylan is working on a secret project too!
@Darkwaltz4 is on a leave of absence
@Ozzy47 is working on backend projects
@bszopi is on a general leave of absence
@Mokonzi is working on making Classifieds ready for Gold
@the-danzor is working on vB5 skins
Secret project in the next few weeks
Classifieds Gold in the coming weeks
Another secret project in the next few months
More Focus Group Surveys & Prizes
Several more vB5 Ports in the coming months
Phew! It feels good to finally get the Classifieds mod out the door - we quite literally spent 10 hours sorting through everything to make this initial release the best we could.
Having had a chance to play with it more in-depth, I gotta say I am legitimately impressed with it - and I'm not just saying that because it's my job to make you guys like it! The sheer size of it all, and how it's all interconnected, I'm surprised Matt's been able to keep track of it all.
In unrelated news, if any of you guys are Chrome users, watch a lot of YouTube videos and don't already use the YouTube Center extension, I'm here to let you know you're doing it wrong.
Basically, what this extension does is let you change multiple things regarding the way YouTube works, including (but not limited to):
- Custom video player sizes
- Default resolution options, with fallback
- A "Watched" tracker that actually works
- Enabling complete pre-buffering of all videos (!)
Since Google frown upon extensions that mess with their own services, this one's a bit different to install, click here for instructions.
I now have a pretty sweet setup where the main video player uses a scaled 16:9 resolution that perfectly fills my screen with the player without needing to scroll, and gives a near-fullscreen experience without the hassle of not being able to overlay other windows if need be.
All in all, it may just be worth your attention if you're an avid YouTube user.
Thanks for reading,
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