New Messaging System (BeeChat), User Mentions Helper and More

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A new release of peakd.com is now available. Keep reading to discover the new features and check the full list of improvements ;)

The new release is now live at https://peakd.com

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1. Messaging system powered by BeeChat

A lot of your requested this during our latest AMA and now it's available. You can check the new messaging system powered by BeeChat (read more here and here) at https://peakd.com/chat. Or if you are already on PeakD you should see a brand new icon in the top bar to quickly access the chat.

This is a preview of the full chat page:

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But you can also quickly check the chat from other pages on the website:

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Please keep in mind that this is just the first release of the messaging system and that we are going to keep improving it in the coming weeks. Also an huge thanks to the BeeChat team (@aggroed and @reazuliqbal) for their awesome work and support.

NOTE: When using the messaging system please be sure to read and understand how it works. Here a quick recap:

- PeakD uses an external chat system called BeeChat developed by @aggroed and @reazuliqbal. Read more HERE.
- BeeChat verifies the identity of Hive users validating the signature of a short message
- BeeChat is integrated on multiple websites, not just PeakD
- Presently BeeChat is NOT encrypted. Please be careful with what you share using this chat system (until there is a solution to improve upon this)
- It is a new system still in development and we can expect that there will be more features available in the future

2. Mentions/Users autocomplete in Editor

This is something users have been asking for quite some time but took us a while to find a proper solution to handle it. But finally you can easily mention users in your posts or comments easily.

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We do our best to suggest accounts relevant to a specific conversation, but if are not able to find them we do a lookup for the best matches between all Hive users. Give it a try and let us know if you have any feedback to make it better.

3. Improve Power Up/Down with sliders

This is more an improvement than a completely new feature but should make the life easier for some users. It's now easier to Power Up/Down in your wallet using sliders so you don't have to manually specify the HP amount:

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4. Some minor improvements and bug fixes

As always some minor improvements, updates and fixes across the website. You can check the full release notes here: https://peakd.com/about/changelog.

# Improvements and Fixes
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[update] Better handle search in Communities page
[update] Improve image upload and progress indicator (in night mode)
[update] Disable Global Blacklist API as 'blacklist.usehive.com' is offline
[update] Reduce website bundle size and other minor optimizations
[fix] Fix check on funded proposals in Proposals page
[fix] Some fixes and improvements in th Dashboard/Analytics page
[fix] Fix a minor bug in Communities search/filter
[fix] Remove an old reference to 'Steem Engine' in the Wallet
[fix] Improve regex to detect dangerous links to exclude .sh domains

Support the @peakd project

Now is probably a nice time to remind you of the ways you can support the development of @peakd.

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We have a proposal on the Decentralized Hive Fund. You can review the proposal here.
If you agree to the proposal and you think the points mentioned add value to the Hive Blockchain consider supporting it using the above links or directly with this link.


We also run a witness server to help produce the blocks for the Hive Blockchain. You can vote for our witness so we are in a position to process more of them.

Vote on the witness page: https://peakd.com/witnesses

  • Using Keychain: You just have to click and approve the transaction
  • Using HiveSigner: You'll need access to confirm the transaction with your Active Key at least

The PeakD Team

About us: https://peakd.com/about
Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Fy3bca5

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For those asking questions (mostly on our new open channel)

BEECHAT HOPEFULLY DOES SOME UPGRADES TO ENABLE A FEW MORE FEATURES YOU GUYS WANT:

  • Allowing tags to notify user
  • Notifications that you have a new message (to work on any screen)
  • Channels don't have a subscription service, so starting a new channel isn't viable yet as there is no way to identify what channels our users want to see.
  • Edit a chat message after it's been sent
  • And most importantly there is ZERO encryption of the messages (both DM and Open chat) so this isn't a suitable place for sensitive conversations.

really like the development here, don't get me wrong now.

but wouldn't it be better to integrate/implement matrix with fully encrypted rooms and chats? feels like matrix is a lot better than beechat in all regards?

It's about what was legitimately available and known... never heard of matrix until you wrote this today. And they don't likely have a system to integrate hive like beechat developed. (This is very important so that you know if you're talking to @jarvie on our messaging system then you know with certainty that it is actually the user @jarvie who owns the @jarvie hive account... this seems simple but no one until beechat had this solution available for us and pursued getting others to join in)

We would still prefer an encrypted system (and if possible a decentralized one) so if a backend solution is presented to us that has what we indeed are listening.

Most of our work is on the user interface we are dependent on backends and in this case BeeChat seems to also be willing to develop features our users are interested in.

Great stuff with the new chat and post resteemed :)

@peakd is on the rise! Steady improvement has lead to a wonderful user experience. It’s only getting better from here.

What happened to the “My Posts” feature in communities?

It's there

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Oh yes I forgot again that I was checking on mobile.

Absolutely awesome!
On the downside - now I am even more addicted to this site :)

Works just splendid thank you!

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A peakd peformance this year, and a lot still coming ,just heard and witnessed the poll results on hive fest , keep up the great work

Wow, this is great! :) :)

Nice to see things moving in the good direction. COntinue on your good work !

These are great improvement, so nice to add these new features. You should add alignment feature next in the text editor. Nice job

Is there a good example of how a MARKDOWN EDITOR does this somewhere else... maybe we could see how they do it.

super cool!

Nothing there yet for the bee chat, also when I went to full screen for it I saw no method to collapse back to a non full screen view. I will continue to look, at least I have the chat icon.

Nothing there yet for the bee chat

What do you mean exactly? No option to add friends and create a conversation?

here is what I see. Also when I went full screen I did not see a return to normal screen option, I may have just overlooked it though.

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So I was only able to go full screen, or change the DM level.

Is this a screenshot of the whole page? If so which device are you using?

Also login method?

Pretty much, I was using hive keychain as log in, windows 7 pro as operating system, and on chrome and using peakd. I can show the whole screen shot that was most of it with just waste space removed.

Here is the full screen shot:
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Thanks you very much. I think it's related to the display resolution, can you try again now?

Much better. Here is what I get now:

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I still have no method available when you go to full screen to drop back down other than to click the page back arrow and that closes out the chat window:

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Thanks for helping asgarth do some bug detection with screen resolutions.

I appreciate all the work your team does to make our Hive experience a little bit better.

I like power up down update it's useful

Great work! I really like the mentions autocomplete feature. :)

The Bee chat has been on www.lassecash.com for a while... its great to see it at peakd.com now!... its all connected :)

yep users there can communicate with users on peakd

Keep your Work hard brother

@peakd is always coming up with awesome features. Chat feature is going to be wonderful. I have one question. Is it possible to know about the online friends which you follow?

Is it possible to know about the online friends which you follow?

Can you explain what you mean by this?

I mean will chat alert us when our friends become online?

This is really amazing and practical, it's great that they keep thinking of ways to improve, if I already loved it now I love it much more

  • BEE CHAT?
  • BE CHAT?
  • B CHAT?
  • CHAT BEE?
  • CHAT BE?
  • CHAT B?

C B ME?
B C ME?

They have some good rings to them so I think this is the start of something significant. To see that icon in the top right means so much really! It's a path in the direction of completing the HIVE platform and implies that:

YESS!! SOCIAL DOES BEE HERE!
CONNECTIVITY.. IS A THING OF WEB_3.0 DON'T U KNO.

Can't find the chat for mobile view. Not using a PC.

Try refreshing the page. The option should be here:

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Yeah. Seen it thanks so much.. This is a great improvement. I hope you guys releases an app next year for peakd.com 😊🤗🤗

What would you want the app to do that the mobile site doesn't presently do?

At least I don't have to go to chrome then type in the peakd.com to access.

Most of the people I bring into Hive always ask for an app, and even though I tell them peakd is the best interface to use, they say they don't like going to Chrome and prefer direct access to an app.

Build an app, then a high possibility to have more authors using the interface.

Yes we recognize people want an APP (so do we) we just wonder what it is about apps they want most that the mobile site doesn't presently do.

Also there are pretty easy ways to put the app looking button on your smart phone home screen. Some mobile browsers give an option called "add to home screen" or something like that.

Yeah exactly that true. You are correct.

You better come say hi!

On the chat or discord?

On the B chat!

@starstrings01
please refrain from using the word DISCORD.
This is your first and only warning.
Any future breach will result in your KEYS STOLEN.
And your account donated to a more sensible person.

Excuse me, if I may ask. Is there reason for this. As your words sound more as a threat!

OK I have your KEYS now.
Be careful to not say DISCORD again.

lol I'm joking man your account is safe.

The best FrontEnd gets even better. I am thrilled with your good work and communication with users. That's how it has to be.

Greetings Michael

!invest_vote
!jeenger

@mima2606 denkt du hast ein Vote durch @investinthefutur verdient!
@mima2606 thinks you have earned a vote of @investinthefutur !

Your contribution was curated manually by @mima2606
Keep up the good work!

Great, Nice to see updates.
Is Peakd planning to generate revenue through ads as peakd has a good user base and daily visitors. This can bribg small outside revenue which peakd can use for developments or to burn hive or anything that would bring value to hive.

Please confirm that you have received our upvote for the proposal.
I am not sure if it worked okay!