Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scores Week Ending Jan 31 2010

We have a ton of new tattlers this week, so we are hoping all of you will get a profile pick up so people can know what you look like, unless you prefer the incognito look.

@quicksand has been catching up on @sgraham and just passed @ewbrophy, who I think should exchange burrito info in FL because they both know the best places to go. We have alot of FL users, dont know exactly why.

I want to thank @thedroidguy for his kind tweets:

@servicetattler makes @thedroidguy list of top 5 #android apps for the week

Finally @irishsniper seems to consistently inch his way up the leaderboard.

Friday, January 29, 2010

More Better

So I just went out tonight and didn't have a horrible servicetattler experience but it wasn't awesome either. I think most of the problems are associated with network latency but I think there is more we can do to make the user feel like the application isnt hung up ie. "the black screen".

Its difficult to balance the quality of experience with features available, I guess its the balance between getting new users and loosing existing ones, but I don't want to loose you people, its too fun to have you around!

So for a little time (about 2-3 weeks) I wont have any new features, I will just try to make the features I already have... better.

What do you think about this? tell us

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scores Week Ending Jan 23 2010

Looks like some of you tattlers were right, our scores we off in some places. We have spent some time getting a score reconciliation system together and you will probably see it incorporated into the player profile page in the next week.

Last night we ran a reconciliation on the scores, so you may have seen some changes in your score. These scores represent correct calculations. Here is how we are scoring as of tonight:

Joining Network: 100
Tattling: 10
Compliment Sent: 5
Compliment Received: 5

Scores Top 20 Week Ending Jan 23 2010

Thanks for playing!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tattler Tattle 20090122

Want to shout out to a few tattlers who have been so great and have created incredible tattles, first @quicksand who has won the Hemmingway award, also @rain411 representing Chicagoland, and finally our old friend @ewbrophy near Orlando.

A few things we think should be in 0.6.6...

Foursquare Checkins
We love what @foursquare is doing and we feel like its totally complimentary to our mission, so over the next month we are planning a push to make a number of improvements related to @foursquare integration, both in our client app, and on the website. We have started with @foursquare check-ins which will be available in the version of the client. This is just the beginning.

Scoring Reconciliation
Hey all we found out that scoring needs a little reconciliation, in fact we are thinking that the ability to actually see the specific audit trail for the score is something we want to provide, we may just make sure everybody score is right first, which is isnt, so expect some people to change position in the leader board when that happens.

Tattle Improvements
There needs to be a readjustment in the criteria for tattling, really the yays
and boos should be additive and subtractive from the base opinion, also the
base opinion should be on the publish page. Finally tip basis should have min
and max values.

agree? disagree? feel free to send feedback to

Sunday, January 17, 2010 Android Client Patch

Bug 182
Summary: Login dialog should be dismiss
Product: sightlyinc-tattler-android-service
Reporter: Clay Graham
Severity: major CC:
Priority: P1
Version: 0.6.5
Hardware: HTC G1
OS: android

Description From Clay Graham 2010-01-17 21:25:10

Currently the login dialog is popping up when the activity lifecycle resumes.
This is causing the login dialog to pop back up even though the user is logged
in. This is annoying.

------- Comment #1 From Clay Graham 2010-01-17 21:36:00 -------

This really will need to be tested in the field, it happens because of
application lifecycle with long time periods.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

v0.6.5 alpha client now on android market

We are really happy to announce that we have successfully promoted the new version of our android client to release on android market. This release has a ton of new features that we hope our users will love. Local search with check ins, scoring, awards, real user accounts, and even a community feature we call compliments.

We have re-aligned the application because we were having problems with the old packaging name working with some of our future goals, so we re-released. That means if you are a legacy user you will want to do the following:

1. go to preferences and write down your username and password.
2. uninstall the old version
3. goto android market and search for Service Tattler. (you dont want the legacy version)
4. download the new version of Service Tattler
5. use your user name and password as Existing User

From that oint on we hope you will join the tattler network and become a part of our community.

I want to give a special thanks to some of our active testers @thedroidguy, @TattierPub, @okcnyyfan, @Quiksand. All the testers helped make this a better release and are truly friends of tattler.

As always please feel free to provide feedback, we cant do this without your help.