Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Plot Hound - Website Upgrade

It has been a busy month for the Plot Hound team at SilviaTerra.   After launching a major Plot Hound Android app upgrade in the middle of September, we immediately turned our attention to improving the website side of the Plot Hound experience.  Many Plot Hound users had written to us with suggestions and we've listened.  We're happy to announce the following upgrades:

Better Home Page
The Plot Hound website home page now has a searchable, sortable list of all of your stands.  You can filter by cruiser and inventory status (inventoried, pending inventory, never inventoried).  If you select a single stand, you'll see a map of it in the right-hand panel.  Hover over the cruises in that panel to display the plots.

Bigger Maps
One of the top feature requests was for larger maps.  We've gone through all of the pages on the website and expanded the map area to give you a better view of your stands.

Handle Multiple Stands at Once
Sometimes, you have to upload multiple stands at once or create a lot of cruises at the same time.  We do too - and the old one-stand-at-a-time interface wasn't cutting it.  We've redesigned the website so that you can upload, order inventory for, and delete multiple stands at the same time.

Support for Internet Explorer
We've always used the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers to use our website.  After the redesign, we started hearing reports that some people were having trouble using the site.  We investigated and it turned out that the site was not displaying properly in Internet Explorer.  We've fixed the issues and now everything should be running smoothly!

Coming soon
We've got a lot of exciting improvements in the pipeline.  Stay tuned for:

  • Basic cruise reports
  • Random plot placement (instead of a grid)
  • and last, but not least... an iPhone version of Plot Hound!  We're not quite sure when this will be available to the public (because of the Apple app review process), but we'll certainly let you know.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email us at mobile@silviaterra.com.  We'd love to hear from you.