Anthology v2.1.0 Release Notes

September 14, 2022
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Release Notes
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Anthology v2.1.0 – Now Available on iOS & Android!

v2.1.0 has arrived! It’s action-packed with updates, refreshes, and redesigns that make Anthology feel like a whole new experience. 

Don’t have automatic updates on? Check your device’s app store to download v2.1.0 today. 

Be sure to stay tuned for feature highlights and more information. But, if you’d like to learn more sooner – subscribe to our mailing list here!

Anthology v2.1.0 – Change Log

The following has been updated in v2.1.0 of Anthology:

  • We've introduced the Notifications system to Anthology in this release!
  • User Interface, components, fonts, and layout improvements that makes the app experience more presentable and fitting for photography
  • New post detail pages that show who liked your photos in a scrollable list format
  • New profile menu layout to reduce the number of buttons
  • Made assets on the Search and Discovery pages smaller to bring more attention to the photos and fit more on the screen at one time
  • Fixes to Hotspot Challenges - see the sponsors of photo mini-games, the rules of the contest and tap into the logo or the link to view and support the sponsor websites
  • Bug fixes - fixed a few bugs, including: one that was causing issues renaming Portfolios; one that was blocking you from seeing more than 10 Portfolios on someone’s profile page; and more!

v2.1.0 - Notifications in Anthology

With v2.1.0 of the Anthology beta build, we've released our Notification system! You'll receive alerts and messages when key events happen involving your account and your network moving forward. With the new notification system, here are some of the alerts that you'll receive: 

  • When a new person follows your account on Anthology
  • When a follower likes one of your posts on the Social Feed
  • When someone you follow enters and submits a photo to a Hotspot Challenge

These three sets of notifications make up the foundation of our notification system. We plan to use this feature more heavily in upcoming changes to the platform that will further drive engagement, content views, and network growth organically on Anthology.

Notifications can be accessed by tapping on the bell icon in the top-right of your Profile Page

Please Note - you should be prompted by the app after updating to accept notifications. If you run into issues, or if the prompt does not appear, please delete the app and reinstall fresh. Alternatively, you may go into your device settings and turn on the notifications for Anthology manually.

If there are any other issues, please contact us so that we may assist you.

the notification page in the Anthology mobile app for iOS and Android offers a list view of notifications and alerts
Notification Page in iOS

New Post Details Page in v2.1.0

In this latest version of Anthology - you'll notice a new detailed post view page that links to the notifications system. Tap on one of the notifications that reads user has liked your post! and be brought to a detailed view of your post that includes a list of every account that has liked it.

This detailed view page will be live tested and we're eager to hear your feedback and suggestions for using this in more areas of Anthology in future versions.

New detailed post page

Cleaning Up the User Interface in v2.1.0

In v2.1.0, we've updated how the layout and look of several components appear. For one, all the fonts across the platform are smaller and tighter than before to make the presentation of the app more appealing.

Similarly, the Points of Interest and Hotspot icons on Explore are larger to make them easier to tap.

Finally, you'll notice on the Profile page that we've consolidated the Organize Portfolios, Edit Profile and Settings icons into one, new Menu button.

This was first to reduce the number of buttons appearing on this page, but it was also used to make room for the new Notification page mentioned above.

Let us know what you think!

New User Interface with smaller fonts and components

Updates to Hotspots and Hotspot Challenges in v2.1.0

In this new release, we included updates and transparency to Hotspot icons and Hotspot Challenges on the Explore page. Now, when you tap into the title card on a Hotspot Challenge, you'll see information for the prize amount, the sponsor of the contest, logos for the sponsor(s), and the rules for the challenge.

This is to make the Hotspot Challenge mini-games more clear and accessible for future growth - where now we can include specific information for new challenges that open the door for unique photo opportunities and better prizes.

While Hotspot Challenges are currently being piloted on a local level, we look forward to expanding this feature across the country and we hope you enjoy it when it reaches your market.

Bugs That Were Squashed in v2.1.0

  • Fixed a bug that was causing issues with renaming Portfolios
  • Fixed a bug that was limiting you from seeing more than 10 Portfolios on someone else's page
  • Fixed a bug that stopped a user from scrolling through the Search results
  • Images deleted from Portfolios will now be deleted from the Social Feed
  • Fixed an issue with the Profile picture not updating for some users

Current Bugs We're Aware of in v2.1.0

  • If you receive a notification or error message that reads null is not an object (evaluating 'b.data') then you must sign out and sign back in to resume what you were doing. We're working on resolving this issue in a future update

If you come across other bugs in this release, we invite you to let us know about them so we can add them to our project list. 

Sneak Preview – What’s to Come in Future Anthology Releases

Here’s what we’re working on next: 

With the notification system completed, we're turning our attention towards our final feature of the beta build before formally "launching" the platform out of beta. While we will update our users as we reach closer to the resolution of engineering, we can say that this feature will work to provoke creativity, spark content engagement, and build organic network growth opportunities.

We're excited to bring you this feature in a forthcoming update before turning our attention to user growth and optimizing the features we have available now on Anthology.

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Anthology is a gamified photography-focused platform built for those that love to take, share, or simply admire awesome photos. The Anthology mobile app is currently in development with a live beta available to download for free on Android and iOS.

Join today and start building your Anthology!

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