by Avishay Lavie, Software Engineer at Delver
So, here we are again: a new release. We’ve got two – no, wait, three – new features on this release. Ready?
Enhanced Multimedia Status Thingies
Up till now, you could post a status message to your Sears Social profile, consisting of a piece of text or possibly even a link. Now, don’t get me wrong: that was pretty nice. We can give ourselves a friendly “A for effort” on that one.
But frankly, it just doesn’t cut it anymore. We know you won’t be satisfied with anything less than a full-blown multimedia rich content embedding experience. I mean, we know you’re a high-quality user. You know your stuff. Clearly, you deserve nothing but the best in social user-generated-content viral online sharing.
In case you don’t know what we’re talking about, let me put it this way: Your status. With photos. And videos. OH YES.
As a bonus, you can also easily catalog that content. I know, it’s like we’re reading your mind.
What’s Hot? What’s New?
To round up our previous additions to the newsfeed, starting from this release we’ll show you some Top Selling Products and New Arrivals in the recent activity newsfeed, so you could always stay up to date with the latest trends and the hot new stuff, and expand your shopping horizons.
Ooh, ballet shoes! See, my shopping horizons are already expanded a little bit.
The Sears Social mobile experience just got a little better with the addition of notifications when your friends check-in somewhere. Now, we know you sometimes goof off and use your iPhone for other silly activities that do not involve our app (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone). So we’ll make sure to notify you even when the app isn’t running.
The observant readers among you might have noticed two important points in the above screenshots: The first is that Guy, our mobile team lead, has been so careless as to allow 6 unread emails on his iPhone. The second, possibly of even more importance, is that we have another new type of notification up there in the left screenshot: the new features notification.
Yes, now you’ll get a notification when we add new features to the site or the mobile app. No, that’s not a valid excuse to stop reading the blog. Besides, the new features notifications link back here anyway, so there.