Changelog

  • January 19, 2022

    New landing page

    Today we rolled out new landing page for briefcake

    We polished mobile view for landing page!

    And ready to move towards visual refresh for main application.

  • September 22, 2021

    Landing page tweaks

    Finally, did some landing page tweaks:

    • Changed project subtitle to “Daily newsletter from your favorite websites” (since newsletters now are all the rave)
    • Focus more on “why briefcake” instead of “what’s briefcake”

    As a bonus, I managed to drop a lot of code and update a lot of dependencies. These things help ensure long term stability.

    Currently working on configuration page to house all the settings related to integrations.

  • September 14, 2021

    Landing page is powered by static framework now!

    I managed to separate landing and content pages from main app.

    Those static pages are being built by Jekyll and hosted on #Netlify. Netlify redirects feature was a huge time safer!

    Main app could be found at app.briefcake.com!

    Landing page is almost the same as it was, but…

    …it will help me evolve main application without breaking landing and content pages and vice versa.

    Handcrafted landing pages also seem like a waste of time, eventually it could be replaced with a page builder (like webflow).

  • September 08, 2021

    WIP

    • (in progress) moving landing page/content to a static website
    • increased concurrency of a web client
    • (in progress) fleshing out youtube/instagram integration

    It’s quite tough to improve UI while landing and app front end relies on same code. I often fix one part of the app, at the same time break something on a landing page.

    Moving landing and content pages to a JAMstack framework would make it easier to evolve app UI further, with more stability.

  • September 06, 2021

    Stability improvements

    We have tuned our application servers and tweaked the hell out of timeout settings. Resulting in zero timeout errors all whole week! In meantime, Good_job has been stabely churning jobs without a single hiccup with email deliveries

  • August 22, 2021

    Youtube and instagram support in beta

    • Adding ability to find YouTube feeds, based on url provided.
    • Instagram’s feed is a particularly tricky integration to get working reliably.
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