We have been quite excited in the office in the last days, playing with new features that we are about to release this weekend.
The last two weeks we worked on
- Suggestions & Topics
- Predicted words
- a problem with iPad not showing videos
- Improving Daily Dose
- Adding Grammar
We realized that lot of you never change filters and sometimes you end up in a flow of content not so much fun. We call this the Gregorian Calendar Virus: you get very similar text one after the other…not so much fun.
Suggestions are simple buttons that with one click will take you to a totally different collection of content.
Topics will be more and more the core of Bliu Bliu and they are really cool.
You can activate them from the Surfing page (go to Dashboard > Surfing)
This is my surfing page for lithuanian with Technology topic activated. As you can see all the articles are about Google and Microsoft…and of course they are ordered based on my level.
One click to activate the Sport Topic Box and now all the articles are related to Basketball (lithuanian national sport!)
How to Contribute
If you are a Content Curator you can do something very cool. While you browse content in the language you are improving you can add words to boxes. Imagine this box full of words and anytime you activate it, Bliu Bliu looks for content containing all these words making always sure everything is at your level.
If you want to suggest a new box, write to email@example.com and let’s talk. Also, if you would like to become Content Curator…same email
We are experimenting a bit on predicted words land and now we show them in a different color. So you can clearly see the words you know, the words you don’t know and the words we think you know but you haven’t confirmed it yet.
One simple click to add them to your knowledge!
Lots of improvement for Bridge. Now when you get a message there is a sound playing and you get notifications on your browser.
Plus you can see a complete list of all languages you are active in and you can chat with anybody.
When you are Native and you chat with a Student, you can always see the words the student won’t understand, edit the message and make it a little bit simpler.
More is coming soon…
Bliu Bliu can still be used for free but we love when people pay for it. We improved the payment page and now you can choose different plans and name a fair price: it means you can pay 0.01c/month or 99€/month. You decide how much to pay…and you can always keep it free.
Videos did not play on iPad and iPhone. We fixed that
Improved Daily Dose
The Daily Dose windows looks much better now. We also changed couple of things so now it’s relatively easier to get the daily dose. We are working on goals to make it more engaging and also let you add your personal goals.
Some people like fashion, some people like food, some other sport, movies, but then there are people who likes GRAMMAR!!
so we added a track where you can basically browse content in the target language that talks about grammar.
You get the Bliu Bliu benefits and all the grammar rules that you were looking for, always at your level.
This is not active for all languages but we are working on it (for now English, French, Italian, Spanish and German)