In the past few months, the TravelPod team has been working hard at improving the site. Here are twelve improvements that we are extremely proud of.
1. Faster photo editing and uploading
Through some fancy computing footwork, we have greatly improved the general performance of all the picture pages. All of your pictures load at least four times faster than they did before.
2. New drag & drop multimedia uploader
We have upgraded the drag & drop picture uploader which supports all the latest and greatest browsers including IE 8, Firefox, Google Chrome and more. Pictures, videos and MP3s are uploaded with Facebook-like speed.
3. You can now customize the subject line of your notification emails
No longer will you be sending notifications that go directly into your friends’ trash can! You can now change the subject line of the emails you send out every time you write your blog to entice your friends to actually open that email and read about your adventures.
4. Twitter integration
All Twitter addicts will love this addition to the site. You now have the option to automatically tweet your blog location and a link to your blog every time you click publish. While a personal tweet always works best, with this option, you won’t have to log in to Twitter to do it.
5. Members can now delete subscribers
Did someone start following your blog without your permission? Now you can remove them from your notification list, so that the unsavory character is out of the loop on your travels.
6. Better map-pin setting
Ever wished you could just fill up your map with hundreds of little dots without writing a blog entry for each one? Well now you can and it’s really easy. Just type the date and the name of the city! How much easier does it get?
7. Members can now add in pins that don’t match city names in our database when building an itinerary
If you’re off in a place that we don’t know about yet, you’ll be asked to locate this place on a separate map, making it easy to add map pins for off-the-beaten-path destinations.
8. You can now rotate your videos
If you’ve got a still camera that also takes videos, chances are you’ve had this dilemma. Some of your videos are sideways when you upload them! Until now, there was nothing you can do about it. Now, you can rotate your videos just like your photos. Have patience though, it takes longer to rotate a video than a photo.
9. Performance improvements on most pages
10. New login page
The new design of the sign in page is more attractive and it’s now a lot easier to use Update Express, a stripped down version of the site, the option to use it is right in front of your nose!
11. Signing in is faster thanks to some performance improvements
12. You can now embed videos that you have uploaded into your entry story
If you have your own personal website, or you’d like to embed a video in your MySpace page, the code to do that is conveniently located to the right of each video.