Today is a big day. Not only because it’s Super Tuesday in the U.S., but also because it’s Super Tuesday here at the AppsLab. Last night, Anthony and I rolled out some major changes to Mix that many people have been clamoring for. The main feature we rolled out is RSS feed support. Now you can view ideas and questions in a feed (sliced up how you want). Look for the little orange feed icon sprinkled throughout the site. Here’s the money shot:
The other big feature we rolled out last night is a revamped Group view. We decided to go with the “river of information” organization of ideas, questions and messages (which are basically blog posts). Now you’ll see ideas, questions, and messages intertwined in a single view ordered initially by how recently active they’ve been. Messages can now have comments. This makes it very easy to create a group blog within Mix (RSS feed support within groups is a few days away). We’ve got more work to do with filters and additional sorting capabilities, but for now, you should be able to get a good grasp of what’s going on inside a group. Here’s what that looks like:
Here are some other notable changes included in last night’s update:
- Small photo cards — most photo thumbnails now have names on them (like in the picture above)
- Employee “Badges” — Oracle employees are much easier to spot within Mix, now that they’re branded with the unmistakable . Here’s Jake’s profile card:
- Pagers galore — we’ve fixed a number of issues around our ajax based pagers (if you don’t know what those are, don’t worry about it). Plus we’ve added pagers where it makes sense.
We’ve got more coming up this week. So, stay tuned and remember to vote — in Mix and in the Primaries!
Update: Rich and Anthony just deployed RSS feeds for groups, one for Recently Active and on one for Latest Topics. Check them out on the Oracle Mix group. So now, you can consume feeds for the latest ideas, the latest questions and for the recent and latest topics of any group, w00t!