Saturday 14 November 2009

Certain gifts help fund Wishlings

Make a Wish ListIt's my aim to avoid annoying advertising on Wishlings for as long as possible (hopefully forever). I'm able to do this because certain gifts on your wish list earn us money when they are bought.

I thought it might be helpful to let you know which gifts these are. Choosing to buy these items will really help with the funding of the Wishlings project. Thank you :).

Sunday 2 August 2009

Manually add a wish list item's picture

Long time Wishlings member Chanie Pritchard recently asked us to let her have greater control over pictures on her wish list. She wanted to be able to enter her own link to an image alongside choosing from the list that Wishlings generates.

We thought this was a great idea so today we've added the feature. If you find you'd like to use an image outside of the list we give you, click on 'add your own' and a text box will appear where you can add a link to your preferred picture.

If you have a feature idea you'd like to see at Wishlings please let us know on the Wishlings support forum. The next job we have planned here at Wishlings is going to be a big one, but please do not hesitate to post your feature requests as we love implementing what you have in mind.

Saturday 11 July 2009

Tagging now available for wish list items

Wishlings member Zedwick was kind enough to request a tagging feature for items on their wish list. We thought it was a great idea so we've implemented it!

Now you can use tags when adding new items, which will be visible on your public wish list. You can use tags to create subsets of items, for example 'clothing' or 'for my birthday'.

When you click on a tag only the items with this tag will be shown.

If you have a feature idea you'd like to see at Wishlings please let us know on the Wishlings support forum. We'll probably implement it :)

Friday 26 June 2009

Wishlings has relaunched

Many months of hard work have finally come to fruition with the launch of the updated Wishlings. I hope you'll sign up, add some wishes and let me know what you think!

This is only the beginning for Wishlings and I will be implementing many new features once the dust has settled. Please make your voice heard and let me know what new features you want our wish list site to develop. Chances are we'll probably do it :)

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Making steady progress

The port of Wishlings from Ruby on Rails to PHP (using the CodeIgniter framework) is going very well. Still lots to do, but I anticipate I'll be able to relaunch within the next two months.

Here's a work-in-progress screen shot of the new dashboard.

Friday 3 April 2009

Zend Certification Passed

I have passed my Zend Certification. With this out of the way, I will be able to focus solely on converting Wishlings to a PHP framework.

Once this conversion is complete (I am hoping it will only take one month but I am usually off on my estimates), new features will start to be implemented regularly up until Christmas!

Sunday 8 February 2009

New features coming in May

I wanted to let you guys know in advance that there will be no new features released for Wishlings until May. There are two reasons for this:

1. I'm studying for my Zend Certification
Although I've been a professional PHP programmer for over 5 years, the Zend Certification is quite tough. I need to pass and get it out of the way. February is dedicated to studying for the exam.

2. Converting Wishlings to a PHP Framework
Wishlings is written in Ruby on Rails, which is a lovely framework. However, I'm really a Ruby on Rails novice/intermediate, which means development usually takes longer than it should. I haven't decided which framework to use but it'll be something with an MVC architecture like CodeIgniter. I expect this conversion to take up to 2 months.

The rest of the year will be dedicated to Wishlings development.

Follow Wishlings on Twitter

We've just signed up for Twitter! You can follow us here.

Wishlings blog launched

We decided to launch a Wishlings blog, so we could keep you guys up to date with the development of the service. We'll use this blog to let you know about new features, outstanding problems and resolutions as well as planned maintenance alerts.

We'll also be using this blog to ask for your advice on which features you'd like to see and how you'd like them implemented. Wishlings really is a service built for you guys, so the more of your ideas we can implement the better.