Announcing: Spokt Books
We are excited to announce a few enhancements and features we have been preparing for you.
First, the big announcement: Spokt Books! Many of you have been asking for categories and albums, and we have been sagaciously stewing about how we can deliver an experience that satisfies the requests we’ve received, and that also fits well with Spokt’s roadmap.
Categories are a great way to organize content, but they can quickly get out of hand. We wanted to give categories a meaningful name because we want their use to have meaning. As we post news and photos to Spokt we build a family history. We felt the name book held the right amount of weight and tradition for this role. Below is an example of what your Books will look like. This feature is available in all Hubs now.
For those of you who migrated your site data from MyFamily.com we have preserved the categories and albums which were previously created. You can now find them under the “Books” link on the left nav of your Hub.
When you post a new item to Spokt you can place the post into as many Books as you wish. As you type in the name of a Book it will offer suggestions of existing Book names with a nifty little autocomplete feature:
We are excited for you to be able to use these Books and we have some fun future enhancements planned. We will make incremental updates as we continue to work on other features.
We have given a major overhaul to our Hub Search feature, streamlining both the way Search looks as well as the results we return. No more duplicate results, no more jumbled content. Now you get a beautiful grid of posts that match your query, and finding past content is easier than ever. Give it a try. We think you’ll love it!
We have also changed the way we send out new member invitations that should reduce the number of messages that are bounced and also gives admins more feedback when a message is delivered to a bad address. We’re working hard on this to make things constantly better, and will make more announcements as the invitation process continues to improve.
So what are you waiting for? Go create a new post, add it to a Book, and thumb through a few of your older Books (if you have them) and see some of the fun things you’ve discussed through the years. Oh, and by the way…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!