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Monday, December 10, 2012

The New QueryTracker - Progress Report

The new version of QueryTracker is almost ready, and should be released sometime between Christmas and New Years. With any luck, downtime should only be a few hours. When the time comes, I'll post a notice on the main site, giving everyone at least 24 hours warning before the site goes down for the upgrade.

When designing the new QueryTracker, there were a few key things I wanted to achieve:

  • Make it run faster.
  • Make it more convenient to enter query data.
  • Make it easier to work with folders and multiple projects.
  • Expand the backend making it possible to add some new (and still secret) capabilities in the future.
  • Don't change the user interface too much. (No one likes too much change.)

I hope I've achieved these goals. We'll soon find out. Watch the sneak peak video and let me know what you think.

But there are a few things that won't be included in the new version. The biggest of these are the groups. Groups, if you haven't used them, are a place where QT members can interact with each other. The idea was that they would eventually replace the old QT forum. But they never really took off, and the forum keeps growing. Obviously, people prefer the forum and I'm not one to argue, so the groups will be retired. It just doesn't make sense to keep them both.

If you're not a member of the forum, please go to QueryTracker.net/forum and sign up.

If you volunteered to be a beta tester, I'm a little behind schedule, but I'll be contacting you soon with instructions on how to access the beta system. If you haven't signed up to beta test, there's still time if you're interested. Volunteer here.




1 comment:

Peggy Strack said...

Sounds Great! Looking forward to seeing and using the updates!