We're officially at v0.9!
This Major update is all about Chat: Speed, Bots, Flair and Uploads
This is Part 1 of the Patch notes and only includes publicly available changes. Some of the functionality that will be listed in Part 2 has been in the works for months now, so I'm so excited to get it out the door. There's a bunch more changes coming with Part 2 of this update! I also never officially announced some older patch notes, so I added those as prior posts at https://prankcast.com/en/news to help catch you up.
On to the good stuff…
Bots are live!
Other misc chat tweaks
Minor update: Some changes related to the way folks interact with filters.
Minor update: Lots of bug fixes - the most visible ones are included below.
Minor update: A bunch of miscellaneous fixes, tweaks and upgrades…, many of which were just tools to help me better administer the site.
Bigger update coming soon, but in the meantime I've taken some steps to make Prankcast chat more secure and did not want to wait on this release:
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Minor update: just letting folks know that I'm hiding profile stats temporarily. They were causing some performance slowdowns since they are calculated separately for each user accessing the page, which is a very dumb approach on my end. I'll fix it over the weekend and put things back. In the meantime, the stats will only be visible to the hosts and admins with broadcast rights.
The next few updates will be pushed out incrementally (and hopefully rapidly). The theme of v0.8 is content and I'll be introducing more functionality focused on managing your content, including custom uploads, audio clipping, content stats, the ability to embed audio files externally and text posts.
Getting there! This is a mix of fun features (raids), long overdue features (user search), and some more critical components (custom notification settings) that will let me build more functionality ()
Huge thanks to all the Prankcast Contributors for enabling this project to GO GO GO.
Thanks to our newest Patreon supporters since the last release:
Canaries hatched since the last update: 0
Oh sweet jesus, this is finally out the door. This is the biggest under the hood set of changes yet. Some functionality has already been quietly released and tested by hosts, but with this patch notes, I'm making it official:
OK whew! I'm going to sleep for a while. Please let me know if anything is acting all funky. Thanks, mom!
This was going to be part of a bigger release, but I am breaking it up as mo features = mo problems.
So in this minor release you get:
This isn't new news per se, but I never formally announced this in patch notes since it had a bunch of bugs I wanted to fix first. I think most of them are now fixed.. so we can officially "release" these changes:
Although I'm going to be honest and tell you that I think this still needs a lot of polishing and usability improvements. At the same time, I need to get this one out the door so I can focus on improving chat's responsiveness, which is becoming more and more of an issue.
Multiple inputs in the web broadcaster app!
Stream audio from specific apps and/or browser tabs.
Independent volume control / monitoring per channel.
Settings memory - When you tweak a setting, it will be remembered on that device for next time.
Save chat messages
Reported chat messages
A few more settings to better control the profile / embed experience.
Clips pagination and sorting (if youtube offers it)
Notifications (mobile web push & discord)
Ability to schedule event calendars
Simple chat room
User discovery on homepage
Notifications (push & discord)
Ability to schedule event calendars
I'm aiming to do a test stream on the Milk Box Show using Prankcast on Monday night. Hope you can make it to help test!
Please create a profile and let me know how it goes!