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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Handling Growth

Over the next few weeks we will be deploying CommunityWalk to a new hosting solution that we believe will give us the ability to grow indefinitely with minimal problems. Until this new solution is fully deployed and all the kinks are worked out there may be some downtime. We will do our very best to minimize this as much as possible.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Important News

Important: To take advantage of this new functionality you will need to replace your current CommunityWalk code snippet with the one that is now on the CommunityWalk site.

CommunityWalk Map - Torino Winter Olympics

Google Searches Redirect to Your Website

We've just released an enhancement that has significant ramifications for anyone who has a CommunityWalk map embedded in another website, especially professional maps.

Now, when you have a professional map embedded in your site, if someone does a search on Google for one of your map locations, CommunityWalk will redirect them to the page on your site where the map is displayed and will make that location display on the map.

We've embedded a sample professional map above. If you were to do a search in Google and one of the results was for a location on this map it would redirect your here and select that location on this map. Try it out with this search for the Turin Airport in Italy. Click on the first result and you'll be redirected back here with the airport selected on the map above.

Change How Your Map Displays with Different Links

Now you can also change the way your map displays without touching your code snippet. If you link to a page on your website that has a CommunityWalk map embedded on it (any version, professional or free, except the free blog version), you can include instructions for the CommunityWalk map in your url. A few examples are below. They will link back to this page with the map displaying something different.

Zoomed Out, Zoomed In, In Hybrid Mode

Friday, August 17, 2007

Reviews and Ratings

A while back we introduced reviews and rating into Wedding Mapper, allowing people to rate and review the venues and vendors they used in their weddings.

We've been meaning to get this into CommunityWalk for anyone who might want to rate and review things on their map, but haven't had time to get around to it, until now.

So now you can find functionality for rating and reviewing locations when you edit a location on the 'Details' tab.

Check out this example of the rated and reviewed Westfield Mall in San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Synced Up Tabs and Legend

After releasing our latest functionality that allows you to hide categories by default, we received a few requests from people that this functionality be better synced up with the list of locations. After playing around with the list a bit we realized that it really should be completely synced up with the legend.

So now when you hide a category the location list collapses to hide that category as well. And when you collapse a category on the location list it hides that category in the legend.

This feels like a better solution, so we just want to say thanks to all the great users out there for pointing out this inconsistency and helping us make the product a little better.

Thank you!