Archive for September, 2010

New features on Delver

Monday, September 27th, 2010

by Guy Haimovitch, Product Manager

Here are some new features we’re launching on Delver today:

iPhone: Rate Products

You can now rate products via the iPhone app.

Simply go to any product’s screen and click “Rate”:

Set your rating for the product at hand:

Now you can see your rating (along with the average rating from your network and from everyone else):

iPhone: Signup

The iPhone’s sign-in and sign-up screens have all been redesigned from the ground up.

If you have an iPhone device but not the Delver iPhone app, come and get it here for free.

We Want to Hear Your Feedback

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Here at Delver we’re constantly looking at the ways you’re using the website and our mobile apps, adjusting existing features and adding new ones based on your Feedback.

Submitting your feedback is easy – just use our feedback forums. Have cool idea for a feature you would like to see in Delver? Use the Feature Suggestions forum. Found a bug? Use the Bug Reports forum.

You can quickly access the feedback forums using the “Feedback” button on every page on

New features on Delver

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

by Guy Haimovitch, Product Manager

Here are some new features we’re launching on Delver today:

Discover: Category filtering

In the “Discover” page you can now filter out products and catalogs based on categories that you find most interesting:

Discover: Category Filtering

Improved following suggestions

The “Suggested Users to Follow” now uses a new and improved process to provide better suggestions of people we think you should follow.

This new algorithm is based on both shared friends and shared interests you have with the suggested person.

Shared user contributions in same product’s variants

User contributions made on a specific product’s variant (for example, a book in its hard cover version) will be available under all other product variant pages (same book in its paperback version).

In case the contribution was made on a different product variant than the one currently viewed, the variant on which the contribution was made will be specified.

iPhone: Recommend to a friend

You can now recommend products to your friends via the iPhone app.

Just tap the “Recommend” button in the product screen:

Choose the friend(s) you want to recommend to, add a short personal message and you’re done.

iPhone: Improved poll screen screen

The new poll screen has received a face-lift to make it friendlier.

iPhone: Review a product

You can now review products via the iPhone app.

Simply tap the “Reviews” button in the product screen:

Continue to tap the “Write a review” teaser in the Reviews screen:

and finally, write your review:

Known issues

Shared Browsing may have some instability issues, we are aware of it and working to fix this problem. Regular Chat should not be affected.

Modernist Cuisine

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO at Microsoft, teamed up with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet to create a 2,400 page 6-volume cookbook “to end all cookbooks”: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. From the official website:

In Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet—scientists, inventors, and accomplished cooks in their own Modernist Cuisineright—have created a six-volume 2,400-page set that reveals science-inspired techniques for preparing food that ranges from the otherworldly to the sublime. The authors—and their 20-person team at The Cooking Lab—have achieved astounding new flavors and textures by using tools such as water baths, homogenizers, centrifuges, and ingredients such as hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, and enzymes. It is a work destined to reinvent cooking.

The book is available for pre-order for the low price of $500. Get yours now!

Visual Catalogs

Monday, September 13th, 2010

By Pasha Bitz, Product Manager

One of the main features in Delver is Catalogs – these are lists of products and web pages that you can create, edit with your friends and share. Catalogs can be used for many purposes, here are some of mine: books wish list, currently on my playlist, My 10 all time favorite movies and gift ideas for dad.

Here’s an easy way to make your catalogs even cooler: we call this feature “Visual Catalogs”.

You start by uploading an image for your catalog by clicking the “add catalog image” button on the catalog page:

Then, you can tag the products that are in the catalog inside the image you uploaded (like you can tag friends in an image on Facebook):

Now, when your friends are browsing the catalog, they can move the mouse over the image and see the products that you tagged.

Here are some examples of Visual Catalogs created by Delver users: bookshelf, New kitchen, My desk @ delver, My Camera Gear and Ronaldo – Write the Future.