Over the last couple of weeks we’ve introduced a bunch of new features including a redesigned project page, 2 new RSS feeds, a way to easily follow projects, and a cool way for project owners to update their supporters and followers.
Here is why we think each one of the features is cool:
We are always tweaking the design to try and clean it up and also get more out of it. This time, because of all of our new features, we had to do some major re-working to get everything to fit nicely. We have also been doing some A/B testing to see what will benefit our project owners the most. We think this new design is our best yet, and hope you like it!
Every project now has a “Follow This Project” link at the top right of the page (next to the Facebook “Like” button). This is a cool way for people to sign up to get notifications via email about a project. Of course, we allow you to pick and choose which events to notify you of via your Account Settings.
Every project now has an “Updates” tab that lets the project owner update their followers and donors of anything project related. It is a great way to keep audiences engaged in what is going on with the project.
Every project now has a “Feed” tab as well. This tab lists every project related event, including when a project receives an investment, comment or update. Pretty cool, huh? Even cooler because of this:
2 new RSS feeds?!
We have also exposed RSS feeds for the project “Updates” tab and the “Feed” tab. These RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) feeds allow you to monitor and publish project events or updates outside of Invested.in. There are a million and one uses for this, but most people will use it to post their project information to their blogs or websites. If you’re not sure how to use RSS feeds yet, we promise that we’ll post some tutorials. Let us know what you’re interested in doing, and we’ll help.
OMG! I almost forgot. We spent HOURS making this incredible video explaining this announcement!: