1. There's a new Status feature on your profile. A Status box appears at the top of every profile, and you have 140 characters to let members know what you’re doing right now. This is your place to post a blurb about an upcoming concert, share an exciting announcement, or tell everyone about the mountain you just climbed. Maybe you've been away from USFRA and want to stop by to give everyone a quick hi, this is the optimum place in which to do that. If you already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you use it in the same way.
2. USFRA Network on the go. We’ve had an iPhone interface for some time, but it’s about to get a lot easier for members to engage on the go. In October, we’ll set up an automatic redirect so that whenever members access USFRA from an iPhone, they’ll go straight to the mobile interface. Capturing a mobile photo, uploading it from your phone, and then starting a discussion about it will be easier than ever, and members will be able to share their adventures as they happen.
3. Finally, we’re really excited to introduce a Gifts feature, a way to purchase gifts for each other. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a random act of kindness, gifts will forge stronger relationships among members and add a new dimension of fun.The revenue earned from gifts will go towards operational cost for the site. We’ll have lots more to say about the Gifts feature in the fall.
And as always, we’ll talk about other projects big and small here in Community Central as we have more to share. We’re excited about what’s in store for the next few months, and we’d love to hear your feedback!