After months of hard work, bug fixes, and team meetings, we are happy and proud to announce that GFACE is officially moving into the next phase of testing: Live Beta! Some of you even guessed it already after seeing the cupcakes (yes, they were delicious).
A new phase obviously means new features and updates of previous ones. Below we have made an overview of some new things you can explore on GFACE.
The newest feature you’ll find on GFACE is the Live Seed system. Live Seeds are instant chats with one or multiple people. To start a Live Seed, simply drag the other person’s profile picture to the bottom of the page. The Live Bar will appear with the message: “Drag here to host new Live Seed.” Once you have dropped the other person’s picture into the Live Bar, you can start chatting!
During a Live Seed, you can add any of your connections to the chat, or delete participants if you wish. You can host up to three chats at the same time. Your chat history can be found under a new tab in My Profile, namely Live Seeds.
Our other update will definitely make lots of you very happy: we have renewed our Notification System, adding a “Mark all as read” button, and introducing a new naming convention which separates Live Seed notifications from the regular ones.
Also, to make it easier to keep tabs on your GFACE activity, we now have a Notification Counter in the tab window of your browser. That way, when you have multiple tabs open, you can still keep track of your GFACE notifications.
Overall, GFACE should now run much faster and smoother thanks to a general system update implemented into the Live Beta phase. Also, most of the previously reported bugs – such as distorted profile pictures or lag during Seed posting – should now be fixed.
Last but not least, we would like to thank all of our Closed Beta testers for being patient and sending us very valuable feedback. We appreciate every single email/post and try to incorporate as many comments as possible – although please remember we aren’t superheroes with magical superpowers and some of these developments simply take time .
Please enjoy all the new things and keep sending us your thoughts and feedback!
The GFACE Team.
Play. Together. Live.